The aim of the study was to determine the impact of weekend versus weekday admission to an inpatient rehabilitation facility on the risk of acute care transfer in patients with stroke
This was a retrospective analysis using the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, a national database comprising data from 70% of US inpatient rehabilitation facilities. A total of 1,051,436 adult (age ≥18 yrs) stroke
cases were identified between 2002 and 2014 that met inclusion criteria. Logistic regression models were developed to test for associations between weekend (Friday–Sunday) versus weekday (Monday–Thursday) inpatient rehabilitation facility admission and transfer to acute care (primary outcome) and inpatient rehabilitation facility length of stay (secondary outcome), adjusting for relevant patient, medical, and facility variables. A secondary analysis examined acute care transfer from 2002 to 2009 before passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 2010 to 2012 post–Affordable Care Act, and 2013 to 2014 after implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
Weekend inpatient rehabilitation facility admission was associated with increased odds of acute care transfer (odds ratio = 1.06, 95% confidence interval = 1.04–1.08) and slightly shorter inpatient rehabilitation facility length of stay (P
< 0.001). Overall, the risk of acute care transfer decreased after the ACA and Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
Weekend admission to inpatient rehabilitation facility may pose a modest increase in the risk of transfer to acute care in patients with stroke
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