Orthopaedic Surgery Outcomes*
January 2011 – December 2011
Riverside Rehabilitation Institute is committed to providing the highest quality rehabilitation to our patients so they can experience the best possible results. We seek to improve who we are and what we do every single day. The result is an unparalleled rehabilitation experience for our patients and their loved ones.
- 78% of orthopaedic patients admitted to RRI return home, higher than the national average of 77%.
- Patients recovering from an orthopaedic surgery are admitted to RRI an average of 11 days after their injury, which is comparable to the national average of 12 days.
- During their stay at RRI, patients usually progress from needing a moderate amount of help to needing only a minimal amount of help with tasks such as bathing, dressing, walking/wheelchair use and ability to understand.
- Patients recovering from an orthopaedic surgery stay an average of 12 days at RRI, which matches the national average.
Source: e-rehab Outcomes Report, Calendar Year 2011
*RRI outcomes are measured using Functional Independence Measures (FIM), a standard tool used nationally to asses patients' ability to perform certain tasks. FIM scores at admission are compared to FIM scores upon discharge to measure progress in key areas, such as self-care and communication.