Abbreviations: CARF = Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CI = confidence interval, FIM = Functional Independence Measure, FSOD
= Functional Status Outcomes Database, GEE = general estimating equation, ICD-9CM = International Classification of Diseases-Ninth Revision-Clinical Modification, ICU = intensive care unit, IRF = inpatient rehabilitation facility, OR = odds ratio, PAC = postacute care, PM&R = physical medicine and rehabilitation, PTF = patient treatment file, SD = standard deviation, SRU = specialized rehabilitation unit, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs, VAMC = Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, VHA = Veterans Health Administration.
A veteran was defined as having nursing home rehabilitation if any of the following were true: (1) an FSOD
record indicated subacute care; (2) the discharge bed section code following the index inpatient stay indicated a VHA nursing home admission followed the index admission in a hospital unit for rehabilitation medicine, GEM rehabilitation, or rehabilitation medicine observation; (3) a VHA extended care admission followed the index admission and was associated with a principal diagnosis of V57.
Abbreviations: ADL = activity of daily living, FY = fiscal year, FSOD
= Functional Status Outcomes Database, SES = socioeconomic status, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs, VHA = Veterans Health Administration.