White Paper

Rehabilitation Services and Hospital Read­missions: A Call to Action

Failure to improve physical function in the 30-day post-hospital window is associated with a 250 percent increase in the risk of hospital readmissions or death.1

Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, GCS, PhD and post-doctoral fellow at Yale University, provides four innovative solutions for improving the rehabilitation paradigm during care transitions.

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  • Actionable plans, frameworks, and tools for readmission reduction
  • An understanding of the vital role communication plays in care transitions
  • Strategies for redesigning rehabilitation care for underserved communities

1 Volpato, S., Cavalieri, M., Sioulis, F., Guerra, G., Maraldi, C., Zuliani, G., & Fellin, R. et al. (2010). Predictive value of the Short Physical Performance Battery following hospitalization in older patients. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences, 66(1): 89–96.

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Jason R. Falvey, PT, DPT, GCS, PhD

Who is this white paper for?

This white paper is an ideal resource for:

  • All practitioners in leadership roles
  • Clinical rehabilitation professionals
  • Healthcare executives
  • Managers, administrators, and other healthcare leaders

These best practices can be applied in the following settings:

  • All Post-Acute Care Providers
  • Hospitals and Health Systems

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