While patient stabilization and burn management following a burn injury are important, longer-term rehabilitation and recognition of impairments is essential to quality care. Patients are often admitted to Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF) for needed post-acute care. The purpose of this study is to provide a basis for quality measures on effectiveness of an IRF Burn Program.
This project is a retrospective electronic chart review of 21 adult patients seen in the IRF from 2014-2019. Information was collected on demographics of patients, acute stay information, mechanism and severity of burn, and change in functional ability throughout IRF stay (i.e. Functional Independence Measure (FIM)). Descriptive statistics, odds ratios, t-values, and the results of adjusted logistic and linear regression models are reported.
Diane Mathews– Medical Student, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Michael Ibrahim– Medical Resident, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Katherine Goss– Disability & Health Senior Researcher, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Shernaz Hurlong– Attending Physician, Associate Professor PM&R, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Margaret Turk– Vice Chairman of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, SUNY Upstate Medical University