Timely access to inpatient rehabilitation is beneficial for hypoxic ischemic brain injury patients.

Takeaway

  • Inpatient rehabilitation (IR) improves the functional status of patients with hypoxic ischemic brain injury (HIBI); however, admitting these patients directly from acute care to IR results in higher functional gains.

Why this matters

  • Timely access to IR may be crucial in achieving optimal functional outcomes for patients with HIBI.