References - Rehabilitation Outcomes

References are listed alphabetically.

FIM™(Functional Independence Measure)

The FIM™ measures the functional ability of a patient by measuring 18 different criteria. This changes during rehabilitation and the FIM™ instrument is used to track those changes which are key outcome measures of rehabilitation episodes. Patients are evaluated by clinicians credentialed by AROC (Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre) at the time of the patient’s admission and before discharge. The two sets of scores are then compared and changes measured.


"hip, knee or shoulder replacement"

This data includes all joint replacements and may also include ankle or elbow replacements. However, the vast majority of joint replacements are hip, knee and shoulder.

"achieve good outcomes" and "other Australian private hospitals"

FIM™ data 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 benchmarked with Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre national FIM (Functional Independence Measure) data on Australian Private Hospitals. 2013 data refers to 2012/13 financial year. 2014 data refers to 2013/2014 financial year. 2015 data refers to 2014/15 financial year. 2016 data refers to 2015/16 financial year. 2017 data refers to 2016/17 financial year.


Severity on admission is measured using the AN-SNAP (Australian National Sub-Acute and Non-Acute Patient) Version 3 Overnight Rehabiliatation classification system. Severe Impairment is indicated by the following codes: Stroke = 3-208 and 3-209. Orthopaedic Fractures = 3-229 and 3-230. Hip/Knee/Shoulder replacements = 3-233. Neurological conditions =3-218 and 3-219.


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