Each patient in the Day Rehabilitation Program is measured by the WeeFIM scale.
What does this data mean?
The WeeFIM system allows staff to measure the functional gains of each patient from admission to discharge. The graph shows the WeeFIM Rating Change for Day Rehab patients compared to the national average in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Why is this important?
The program helps get patients to a functional level needed for returning to school and the community. This measurement allows us to modify treatment as necessary. The data shows that our patients made more functional gains than those at national pediatric facilities in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
How does Children’s make sure we are delivering high-quality care?
- We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) with specialty recognition in spinal cord system of care, brain injury specialty program and pediatric specialty program.
- As the patient improves, the team adapts the rehabilitation goals to maximize functional independence.
- We involve the whole family in the process to help heal the physical and emotional needs of each patient.
WeeFIM Rating Change is reported by Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR). UDSMR compares our Day Rehabilitation Program to other pediatric programs in the nation.