Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Outcomes and Statistics

    Tracking outcomes of pediatric rehabilitation patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and sharing these statistics with our families is an important part of how we continually improve our delivery of care, resulting in a better quality of life for you and your child.

    General Information and Demographics
    Reason for admission to Inpatient Rehabilitation- FY2011
    (July 2010 - June 2011)
    Number of AdmissionsAverage Length of Stay (in days)
    Traumatic Brain Injury1323
    Non-traumatic Brain Injury (hypoxia, meningitis, encephalitis, brain abscess)1117
    Spinal Cord Injuries1519
    Hematology / Oncology Conditions (brain tumor, debility due to leukemia / bone marrow transplant)1722
    Orthopaedic Conditions (scoli surgery, fractures, hip replacement / reconstruction, ham string release, amputation)78
    Neurological Conditions (seizures, hemispherectomies, Guillain-Barre, neurofibromatosis, neuropathies, MS)3223
    Conversion Disorders410
    Other Conditions (pain, cardiac, pulmonary, non heme / onc debility, transplants)148
    Inpatient Rehabilitation Age Mix - FY 2011 (July 2010 - June 2011)
    Age MixCountPercentage
    0-4 Years2519%
    5-11 Years4232%
    12-18 Years5744%
    19+ Years75%
    Discharge Status - FY 2011 (July 2010 - June 2011)
    Patients DischargedCountPercentage
    Discharged to Home10985%
    Transferred to another inpatient unit1713%
    Transferred to another Rehab facility11%
    Transferred to another hospital00%
    Transferred to a skilled care facility11%


    View a chart of our Diagnosis statistics in Portable Document Format (pdf).

    Age Mix

    View a chart of our Age Mix statistics in Portable Document Format (pdf).


    We recognize that meeting the patient and family goals for discharge is important to families. Early in the rehab stay we work with your child’s team to identify the return to home date. Our data shows that in the past year (July 2010-June 2011) we were able to meet this set date 76% of the time. When reviewing the reasons the discharge date was delayed, we found that the patient either had a medical issue that delayed their stay or the child was making great progress and would benefit from a longer stay.

    Return to School

    For those school-aged patients who were discharged between July 2010 and June 2011, 81% were able to receive some form of services for school within 2 weeks of discharge (Goal = 90%) and 61% of the school aged children were able to return to formal education at school either in a regular classroom, special education classroom or a regular classroom with accommodations (Goal = 65%). The most common reasons children did not go back right away were medical issues or the family’s preference to wait a little longer. By 3 months after discharge 89% of the patients contacted were in school.            

    Patient and Parent Satisfaction

    In our ongoing satisfaction surveys conducted between July 2010 and June 2011, 98% of the families surveyed rated the program as #7-10 with 10 being the highest rating. The patients gave the program a rating of A or B 100% of the time.