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. All of our staff are trained to understand and meet the unique needs of children and teens.
We have the only rehabilitation unit in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho that is accredited for pediatrics and for brain injury by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We track the number of patients we care for and other data to help you make informed decisions about your child’s treatment. We also use this information to improve the quality of care we provide.
Average Length of Stay in 2017
“Length of stay” means the number of days a child or teen was hospitalized. 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 2017
Total number of new patients
Average Hours of Therapy per Day by Diagnosis in 2017
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 2017
“Discharged to community rate” refers to the percentage of patients who were able to go back to their home communities. 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.
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 industry standard tool that allows us to track our outcomes. This system allows us to benchmark with other pediatric inpatient rehabilitation programs around the country.
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 September 2018.