Stroke lenght of stay

Our stroke rehabilitation services have an average length of stay of 19.2 days for patients admitted after having a stroke.

What does this data mean?
The average length of stay for patients with stroke at Children’s was 19.2 days in 2014. A shorter length of stay demonstrates that our patients completed their rehab program and returned home with their families.

Why is this important?
Our Rehabilitation Services for patients who have suffered a stroke are designed to get patients to a functional level necessary to return home and to the community. Our patients returned home three days sooner than the national average.

How does Children’s make sure we are giving high-quality care?

  • The team is managed by a pediatric physiatrist (rehabilitation and physical medicine doctor). The team meets weekly to discuss treatment goals and each patient’s progress and discharge plan.
  • The Rehabilitation pediatric staff provides care through a coordinated process that involves a multidisciplinary team. This helps maintain high-quality care throughout the patient’s treatment.
  • We provide therapy seven days a week with at least three hours of therapy a day. As the patient improves, the treatment plan is adjusted to reach rehabilitation goals for discharge. These goals help the patient return to daily activities at home and school.
  • Case managers serve as a resource for each patient family during and after the patient’s stay. Case managers coordinate care at Children’s and as the patient returns home.
  • Unlike adult rehab centers, we only work with children and teens, so we have the ability to focus on what's important to young people and their families—getting them back home and to school.

Patient length of stay is reported by Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR). UDSMR compares Children’s to similar pediatric programs in the nation.