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Stroke 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 Stroke Program patients to similar patients across the nation.

The program served 582 patients in 2022. The average age was 66 years and the national average was 69 years. The average length of stay was 19 days, and the national average was 15 days. 47% were female and 53% were male.

Patients Served by Diagnosis

SRH provides expert care for multiple Rehabilitation Impairment Categories.

Bar chart showing patients served by diagnosis. Stroke 29%, brain injury 19.8%, orthopedic 15%, spinal cord injury 14.2%, miscellaneous 9.7%, neurological 6.1%, amputee 5.3%, burn 0.7%.

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 program participants' self-care scores improved by 9.2 points, compared to 12.6 points nationally.

Bar chart showing that program participants' mobility scores improved by 24.4 points, compared to 30.4 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 feedback to continually improve the patient experience. Patients are surveyed just after discharge and again at 90 days to find out how they are functioning after leaving SRH. Higher scores are better.

Pie chart showing that 87% of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital patients would highly recommend SRH to friends and family.

Bar chart: Overall satisfaction at 90 days was 93.0%, compared to 91.8% nationally. Bar chart: 86.0% of patients said the program improved their quality of life, compared to 83.5% nationally.

Sources: MedTel Outcomes LLC (2022); NRC Health (2022).