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Table 4 Clinical relevance to a general rehabilitation service.

From: Analysis of draft Australian rehabilitation service standards: comparison with international standards

VAS 0 = issue not addressed in the standard considered
100 = issue addressed in the maximum possible detail
Issue VAS median
(range)
General staffing 95 (95–97)
Staffing establishment 95 (95–97)
Policies and procedures 95 (89–97)
Continuing education 93 (90–95)
Management of patient records 97 (95–97)
Quality activities 97 (97–97)
Facilities and equipment 97 (91–98)
Service provision 96 (91–97)
The rehabilitation team 97 (97–98)
Referral and assessment 95 (84–97)
Start of rehabilitation 97 (90–98)
Assessment and rehabilitation programme planning 97 (97–98)
Rehabilitation programme and co-ordination of the rehabilitation process 97 (97–98)
Discharge 97 (86–98)
Follow-up 97 (86–98)
Staff development/audit and training 87 (85–97)
Liaison with other healthcare services 98 (97–98)
Business practices 75 (65–87)
Rehabilitation process for the person served 97 (95–97)
Comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation programmes 97 (95–97)
Spinal cord system of care 24 (8–33)
Interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation programs 24 (8–33)
Brain injury programs 24 (8–33)
Outpatient medical rehabilitation programmes 95 (94–97)
Home and community-based rehabilitation 95 (93–97)
Medical rehabilitation case management 70 (34–78)
Health enhancement programs 9 (2–10)
Pediatric family-centred rehabilitation programs 5 (2–9)
Occupational rehabilitation programs 9 (8–31)
Continuum of care 90 (80–95)
Leadership and management 90 (80–95)
Human resource management 88 (80–89)
Information management 88 (74–89)
Safe practice and environment 88 (80–91)
Improving performance 97 (90–98)