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Stroke Specialty Program Outcomes at Spaulding Cape Cod

Persons Served

Spaulding Cape Cod Rehabilitation Hospital collects and reports information on the results achieved by our stroke patients. This allows our staff to compare the functional improvement of SCC patients to similar patients across the region and nation.

Graphic showing that the SCC Stroke Program served 284 patients in 2021. The average age for SCC was 75, versus 71 for the region. The average length of stay was 18 days, versus 16 days for the region.

Patients Served by Diagnosis

Stroke specialty is the largest Rehabilitation Impairment Group SCC serves.

Bar graph showing that 28.5% of patients at SCC were in the Stroke program, 23% were in the Orthopedic program, 16.3% were in miscellaneous programs, 9.4% were in Neurological programs, 8.5% were in Cardiac programs, 6.9% were in Brain injury programs, 5.3% were in Spinal Cord Injury programs, and 2.1% were in Amputee programs.

Functional Improvement Quality Measures

Multiple metrics are used to determine patient improvement throughout their inpatient stay. Patients are scored on their admission and again at discharge in the categories of Self-care and Mobility, which includes multiple skills and abilities as shown in the graphic below. The improvements are measured by the change in score for both and can be compared with similar rehabilitation facilities. Higher scores are better.

Bar chart showing that SCC patients' self-care scores improved by 12.1 points, compared to 11.4 points for the region.

Bar chart showing that SCC patients' mobility scores improved by 27.7 points, compared to 28.9 points for the region.

Source: Uniform Data Systems (UDS), Jan 1, 2021-Dec 31, 2021.

Therapy services are provided at a minimum of 15 hours per week (900 minutes over a rolling 7-day week from admission).
All patients receive 24-hour physician & rehab nursing care.

Patient Experience

At Spaulding Cape Cod satisfaction with your experience is a high priority. SCC seeks patient feedback to continually improve the patient experience. Patients are surveyed just after discharge and again at 90 days to find out how our patients are functioning after leaving SCC. Higher scores are better.

Pie chart showing that 91% of patients would highly recommend Spaulding Cape Cod to friends and family.


Bar chart: Overall satisfaction at 90 days: SCC 94.7%, national 91%.
Bar chart: The rehabilitation program prepared me for going home: 86.8% for both SCC and the nation.

Sources: MedTel Outcomes LLC (Jan 1, 2021-Dec 31, 2021); NRC Health (Jan 1, 2021-Dec 31, 2021).