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APTA has developed this handout that lists the wealth of research on the important role that physical therapists play in reducing patient readmissions to hospitals. You can use this to advocate to employers and peers and payers. Select studies have been chosen through comprehensive searches of the health sciences literature.


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Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy Provide Rehab Value in Postacute Care

Apr 5, 2021

Study across 1.4 million Medicare cases indicates patients receiving these therapies have better quality of life and fewer hospital readmissions.


Hospital Readmissions

Apr 4, 2018

Nearly one in five Medicare patients discharged from the hospital is readmitted within 30 days; that's approximately 2.6 million seniors at a cost of more


There's No Place Like Home: Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates

Nov 1, 2015

PTs are playing an important role in reducing patient readmissions to hospitals. They could play an even a bigger one. Learn how.