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FEATURE

CHOOSING THE RIGHT
REHABILITATION FACILITY
AFTER INJURY OR ILLNESS
BY FRANK HYLAND, MSPT
Executive Director, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network

After suffering traumatic injury or illness, most people understandably want to return to their normal lives as quickly as possible.
In order to continue on the path to recovery, some patients need
care at a post-acute or rehabilitation hospital. In fact, an estimated
one in five hospitalized patients in the U.S. are transferred from an
acute care hospital to a skilled nursing facility, inpatient rehabilitation
facility, long-term acute care hospital or directly home with care
from a home health agency, according to the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality.

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