Increasing the dose of acute rehabilitation: is there a benefit?
BMC Medicine 2013, 11:199 (10 September 2013)
Dale Needham and colleagues comment on results from a clinical trial showing that additional Saturday rehabilitation improves outcome in hospitalized patients, and discuss the motivational benefits of physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
Additional Saturday rehabilitation improves functional independence and quality of life and reduces length of stay: a randomized controlled trial
BMC Medicine 2013, 11:198 (10 September 2013)
In a clinical trial, additional Saturday rehabilitation improves functional independence and quality of life in hospitalized patients, and could reduce length of hospital stay, suggesting extra rehabilitation should be given to improve patient outcome.