State-of-the-Science on Postacute Rehabilitation: Measurement and Methodologies for Assessing Quality and Establishing Policy for Postacute Care

Pamela W. Duncan*, Craig A. Velozo

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Abstract

Duncan PW, Velozo CA. State-of-the-science on postacute rehabilitation: measurement and methodologies for assessing quality and establishing policy for postacute care. We present an overview of commonly used postacute outcome measures and review new methodologies for postacute assessment. We question the impact that current measurement has had on improvement of quality of postacute care (PAC) and its utility in informing health policy. We suggest that Donabedian's model of health care quality should be endorsed for measurement. Specifically, measurement of outcomes and process should be used jointly in assessment of PAC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1482-1487
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume88
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Health policy
  • Outcome and process assessment (health care)
  • Rehabilitation

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