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Pediatric Program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston

Persons Served

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston (SRH) collects and reports information on the results achieved by our patients. This allows our staff to compare the functional improvement of SRH patients to similar patients across the nation.

The pediatric program served 135 patients in 2022. The average age was 12, compared to a national average of 11. The average length of stay was 23 days, compared to a national average of 26 days.

Patients Served by Diagnosis

SRH provides expert care for multiple Rehabilitation Impairment Categories.

Bar chart showing patients served by diagnosis. Brain injury 39.2%, spinal cord injury 12.6%, stroke 8.9%, multi-trauma 8.1%, orthopedic 8.1%, neurological (excluding cerebral palsy) 7.4%, amputations, arthritis, and cardiac 3%, cerebral palsy 1.5%, other 11.2%.

WeeFIM Functional Improvement Quality Measures

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

Bar chart: Program participants' functional scores improved by 19.4 points, compared to 22.4 points nationally.

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 and rehab nursing care.

Source: Uniform Data Systems (UDS) (2022).

Patient Experience

At Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston (SRH), satisfaction with your experience is a high priority. SRH seeks patient and caregiver feedback to continually improve the patient experience.

78% of pediatric patients and their caregivers would highly recommend SRH to friends and family.

Source: NRC Health (2022).