Lower Extremity Amputation 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.

  • About 67% of our patients are discharged back home, higher than the national average of 64%. 
  • During their stay here, 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. 
  • We have delivered improved functional abilities, even as our patient population has displayed more serious and more complicated conditions. 
  • Patients who have experienced a lower extremity amputation stay an average of 15 days at RRI, which matches the national average. 
  • Patients admitted to RRI after an amputation are admitted an average of 15 days after their injury, 6 days sooner than 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.