Inpatient Rehabilitation Medicine Statistics and Outcomes
Seattle Children’s provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for children and teens with a wide range of conditions and complex traumatic injuries.
Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Medicine Program includes a Trauma 1 Designated pediatric inpatient rehabilitation facility. Our staff have advanced training and certification in the unique rehabilitative needs of children and teens.
Our rehabilitation unit is the only facility in the Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho region accredited for pediatrics and brain injury by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Our 2018 CARF survey results placed us in the top 3% of pediatric rehabilitation programs in the nation.
We publish this data to help you make informed decisions about your child’s care. We also use this information to improve the quality of care we provide.
Average Length of Stay in 2018
“Length of stay” means the number of days a child or teen was hospitalized on the rehabilitation unit. Your child’s length of stay will vary based on their particular condition. Our goal is to get your child back to their home and community as quickly as possible, with the best possible functional level.
Number of Patients in 2018
Total number of new patients
Average Hours of Therapy per Day by Diagnosis in 2018
We will work with you and your child to develop a specific therapy program designed to meet your child’s goals.
“Hours of therapy per day” includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, education services, rehabilitation psychology, social work and therapeutic recreation.
Discharge to Community Rate in 2018
“Discharge to community rate” refers to the percentage of patients who were able to return to their home communities when they were discharged from the Rehab Unit. A higher rate is considered better.
Where Patients and Families Come From
Children and teens from all over the Pacific Northwest come to Seattle Children’s for inpatient rehabilitation. Our staff will work closely with you and your child’s community providers to make the return home as smooth as possible.
Patient Satisfaction Data
We ask the children and teens we treat to tell us what they think of the care they received. At the time they are discharged from the Rehab Unit, we ask patients to rate their experience, with “10” being the highest score possible. In 2018, 26 patients completed the survey.
Additional Quality and Safety Measures
We are always working to improve the safety and quality of the care we provide. In addition to the statistics shown above, in 2018 we measured progress on the following goals:
Reduce discharges to long-term care facilities
Target: <5% of patients discharged to long-term care
Outcome: 0 patients discharged to long-term care
Improve family satisfaction scores on discharge follow-up survey
Target: >3.80 (higher is better on a scale of 1 to 5)
Reduce unassisted falls in Inpatient Rehab Unit
Target: <5 falls
Outcome: 4 falls
Where does this data come from?
This data reflects national metrics required by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. We track this data using WeeFIM, an outcomes assessment tool that allows us to compare our results with those of other pediatric inpatient rehabilitation programs around the country.
This data also reflects information collected by our internal quality assurance and improvement programs.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
Talk with your child’s doctor or contact the Inpatient Rehabilitation Medicine Program at 206-987-2114.
What Seattle Children’s Measures and Why
We gather this data to:
- Measure the health of our patients
- Improve the quality of the care we provide
- Help you make informed decisions about your child’s care
Statistics and outcomes: What do they mean?
Statistics, outcomes, volumes, survival rates - these numbers may seem overwhelming at first, but they can help you choose the best place for your child’s care.
Updated April 2019.