Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
More than half of all surgical patients are age 65 and older, and research suggests that a majority of these patients will require postacute-care (PAC) rehabilitation services. Despite the growing costs, characteristics related to requiring PAC in the elderly abdominal surgery population are not well studied. This project aims to describe discharge trends, as well as factors related to requiring placement at a skilled-nursing facility in the elderly abdominal surgery population.
Primary Author and Speaker: Erika Dobson
Contributing Authors: Rebecca Julian, Hailey Zanette