Why is this important?

Rehabilitation programs are designed to achieve the highest possible level of independence for a person who has experienced a loss in function due to injury or disease. This includes the ability to complete activities of daily living (such as showering or toileting), and the ability walk safely. The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) is a tool used routinely to measure this level of independence in patients in rehabilitation facilities. The goal of rehabilitation is for patients to achieve an independence level that is higher at the end of their rehabilitation program than at the beginning, however, this is not always possible for every patient due to illness or disease.

How are we tracking?

Inclusions: Data for this indicator includes Hopetoun and Glenhuntly Rd sites.

In simple terms, what does this mean?

In the most recent period, 99% of patients experienced an improvement in their functional ability from the time of admission to the time of discharge from rehabilitation.