Table 1

Main characteristics of Primary Care Dedicated Inpatient Rehabilitation and Primary Care Nursing Home Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation feature PCDIR1 PCNHR2
Multi-dimensional assessment Standardized Not standardized
Professionals of the rehabilitation team GP, nurse, physio- and occupational therapist. Other professionals at need GP, nurse, physio- and occupational therapist. Other professionals at need
Rehabilitation arena Short term beds in primary care dedicated inpatient rehabilitation centre Short-term beds in primary care nursing homes
Focus of the setting Continuous rehabilitation focus in an optimistic and realistic setting Frequent shift of focus between rehabilitation and care
Rehabilitation process
Goals, plan, intervention tailored to the patient Always Occasional
Measurement instruments Always, 3-4 regular Occasional
Collaboration between patient, staff, relatives and primary health care Close, in at least weekly meetings Occasional
Training: Physical-, functional-, ADL- In groups, one-by-one and self-training In groups, one-by-one and self-training
Training intensity/frequency Three hours/day Two hours/day

PCDIR= Primary Care Dedicated Inpatient Rehabilitation 2. PCNHR= Primary Care Nursing Home Rehabilitation.

Johansen et al.

Johansen et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:400   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-400

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