This study included 2060 cases of the BDH-Klinik Hessisch Oldendorf (a neurological rehabilitation clinic) from 2005 to 2008 that fulfilled the structural characteristics of item 8-552 of the German coding system for operations and procedures (Operationen- und Prozedurenschlüssel, OPS), which codes for neurological and neurosurgical early rehabilitation.
We studied the current trend in patients' length of stay.
A successive reduction of the mean length of stay from 2005 to 2008 was evident, from 46.8 days in 2005 to 37.5 in 2008 (p Neurological early rehabilitation (phase B) is an integral component of the phase model of the German Federal Rehabilitation Council (Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft für Rehabilitation, BAR).
We studied the current trend in patients’ length of stay.
Young age, early onset of NNER treatment, low functional impairment on admission, and, in particular, low total T3 levels were independently associated with a good outcome. Age, severity of disease, and time between injury and admission are known to predict outcome.
The present study confirms the influence of these general factors.