Each patient admitted to Inpatient 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. The graph shows the WeeFIM Rating Change for the patient from admission to discharge in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Why is this important?
Our program is designed to get patients to a functional level necessary to return home and to the community. This measurement helps us identify opportunities for improving our level of care as well as adjust a patient’s rehabilitation goals to maximize functional independence as he improves. The data shows that our patients, at discharge, perform near the same as those at national pediatric facilities in 2013.
How does Children’s make sure we are giving high-quality care?
- Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is 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.
- The Rehabilitation program is managed by board-certified pediatric physiatrists (rehabilitation and physical medicine doctors).
- Each patient is assigned to a team of therapists and nurses so that caregivers and professionals are consistent throughout the rehab stay.
WeeFIM Rating Change is reported by Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR). UDSMR compares Children’s to other pediatric programs in the nation.