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Early discharge and rehabilitation in paediatric acquired brain and neurological injury: a transferable model

Keetley, Rachel; Kelly, Laura; Whitehouse, William P; Thomas, Sophie; Bennett, Emily; Chow, Gabriel; Fletcher, Alison; Williams, Jane


Rachel Keetley

Laura Kelly

William P Whitehouse

Sophie Thomas

Emily Bennett

Gabriel Chow

Alison Fletcher

Jane Williams


Children and young people who require rehabilitation following sustaining an acquired brain injury often experience long lengths of stay (LOS) and potentially poorer recovery outcomes due to limited access to therapy and little proactive discharge planning. After stakeholder enquiry we launched a new team and pathway with a primary aim to reduce LOS. The secondary aims were to pilot an outreach model, reduce cost and improve patient and family satisfaction. We achieved a significantly improved change in quality care with a financial gain and increased patient and family satisfaction.
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Keetley, R., Kelly, L., Whitehouse, W. P., Thomas, S., Bennett, E., Chow, G., …Williams, J. (2018). Early discharge and rehabilitation in paediatric acquired brain and neurological injury: a transferable model. Archives of Disease in and Practice Edition,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 9, 2018
Online Publication Date Oct 20, 2018
Publication Date Oct 20, 2018
Deposit Date Nov 9, 2018
Publicly Available Date Nov 9, 2018
Journal Archives of disease in childhood - Education & practice edition
Print ISSN 1743-0585
Electronic ISSN 1743-0593
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
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