July 2017–June 2018*

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Outpatient Brain Injury Program is a progressive outpatient rehabilitation program for individuals with neurological injuries or illnesses. The program is based upon the philosophy that rehabilitation must take into account the environment in which the patient needs to function.

Since neurological damage can lead to permanent impairments, which often lead to problems interacting at home, work or school, we treat clients in their real-life environments. Using this treatment method, everyday difficulties a person with a brain injury will encounter are identified and interventions or strategies are developed and implemented to overcome those problems.

For more information about this report or the Outpatient Brain Injury Program, please call 484.596.7880.

Statistics

Sample size

54 patients

Average age

48 years old (range 17–80)

Number of adolescents

2 adolescent patients

Average age of adolescents

17 years old (range 17)

Average number of visits by discipline

17 physical therapy
16 occupational therapy
17 speech therapy

Results

Functional outcomes

The majority of our patients in the Outpatient Brain Injury Program are cared for in our Neurologic Day Program. This is a multi-discipline therapy program which was developed to help our clients attain community, vocational and/or school re-entry goals. By attaining these goals, clients can return to meaningful, productive and healthy lives. Each client sets goals that he or she wants to achieve in the program. These goals can include, but are not limited to, increased function in the following areas: home, school, work, community or driving.

Result: 93 percent of our clients met the goal of returning to productive activity by discharge.

A very unique strength of the Outpatient Brain Injury Program is its focus on client and family involvement in treatment planning and goal setting. This involvement enables the staff to develop individualized treatment plans to help clients gain independence in everyday tasks.

Result: 74 percent of our clients demonstrated increased independence and autonomy in daily tasks by discharge.

A medical interruption occurs when a patient is unable to complete their prescribed course of outpatient therapy due to a medical issue.

Result: 13 percent of patients had their rehabilitation program interrupted by a medical issue.

Satisfaction and access

Patient satisfaction is routinely measured at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital for all inpatient and outpatient programs. Results are used to facilitate program improvement and to change our menu of services as needed.

Result: 100 percent of clients would recommend Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital to others. 100 percent of clients were satisfied with their care in the Outpatient Brain Injury Program.

We work hard to provide fast and easy access to all of our programs. Scheduling a first appointment can be influenced by many things such as patient preference and conflicting appointments.

Result: The time-frame from patient call to first appointment is generally 2.24 days.

* Includes discharges from 7/1/17 through 2/28/18. Discharges from 3/1/18 through 6/30/18 are unable to be included due to a change in data collection resource from Soarian to Epic. Epic data will become available for report starting with discharges 7/1/18 forward.