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*20 Study: Post-acute therapy associated with better hip fracture outcomes

from Today in PT

From Jan. 28: Patients recovering from hip fractures who receive an extra hour per week of rehabilitation therapy in short-term nursing care facilities have better long-term outcomes than those who receive less rehab, according to a new study. The research, led by an investigator with Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, suggests policymakers should consider the value of rehabilitation centers against potential spending reductions. In the study, published Jan. 1 in the journal Physical Therapy, investigators found a roughly 3 percent increase in the likelihood of discharge home from skilled nursing facilities among patients who received an additional hour of therapy per week. more

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