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Quality And Outcomes At Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston

Patient Experience:  Satisfaction with your Spaulding experience is a priority for us. The overall satisfaction of our patients and their willingness to recommend Spaulding to friends or relatives are important measures of the quality of our programs and services.

Each Spaulding facility and outpatient site seeks patient feedback, to continually improve our service to you.

At Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, we are proud to have Patient Experience scores that are ranked in the top quartile nationally.  Our patients rate us with excellent scores for both overall satisfaction and likelihood to recommend Spaulding to family and friends.

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston Overall Satisfaction

92.6 mean score for overall patient satisfaction

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Likelihood to Recommend the Facility

96.1 mean score for likelihood to recommend the facility

Patient Progress:  In the longer term, it’s important that patients find their strength, regain function and resume their lives.  We help you with a safe discharge to home or the community, and avoid re-hospitalization.

At Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, compared to national benchmarks, more of our patients are able to stay out of the hospital after discharge from our facility, and are living in the community.  Our patients also say we do a good job preparing them for going home and that we improved their quality of life.   See below for how we compare to national benchmarks:

Post-Discharge Living Setting - Living in the Community

Benchmark - 94.3%
SRH - 94.2%

Post-discharge setting: Community at 94.2%, Long term care at 4.2%, acute care at 0.9%, rehab/other at 0.7%

"The rehabilitation program prepared me to go home"

Benchmark Average - 3.54
SRH Average - 3.67

Rehabilitation program prepared patient to go home: strongly agree at 70.2%, some agree at 27.4%, some disagree at 1.9%, strongly disagree at 0.5%

"The rehabilitation program improved my quality of life."

Benchmark Average - 3.49
SRH Average - 3.65

Rehab program improved patient's quality of life: strongly agree at 69.5%, some agree at 26.6%, some disagree at 3.3%, strongly disagree at 0.6%

Helping you to stay at Home

Another indicator of quality care is whether patients require readmission to an acute care hospital within 30 days of discharge from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH).  The most recent data available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2014-2015 shows that SRH is doing better than the national average with readmissions.  The U.S. National rate was 13.39% compared to SRH at 11.62%.

Hospital readmission rate: SCC at 11.62%, average U.S. rate at 13.39%, data as of June 2018,CMS data release