Outpatient care is cheaper as costs typically only need to cover the doctor and any tests you need to undergo. When you’re admitted to hospital as an inpatient, factors like the use of facilities and any equipment necessary to monitor your health come into play on top of what outpatient care would cost.

What is the meaning of inpatient rehabilitation?

Inpatient rehabilitation generally refers to physician and therapy services you receive during a stay in a hospital. Outpatient rehabilitation refers to services you receive when you are not admitted to the hospital, such as physician services and physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

Acute rehab is intense rehab for patients who have experienced a major medical trauma and need serious efforts to aid in recovery. Some patients may have had a stroke, just come out of major surgery, had an amputation, or may still be dealing with a serious illness.

Age range of rehabilitation patients

  • 30-49 years: 12%
  • 50-59 years: 13%
  • 60-69 years: 19%
  • 70-79 years: 28%
  • 80 years and older: 23%

Top 5 primary medical diagnoses of rehab patients

  • CVA: 50%
  • Head injury: 10%
  • Hemorrhage/injury: 7%
  • Respiratory diseases: 6%
  • CNS diseases: 3%

Average length of stay for rehab patients

20 days