The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is proud to be one of the very few specialist brain injury providers who publish its outcomes. The BIRT Outcome Report 2016 is available now.
This year’s report uses individual case studies to illustrate how the measures BIRT uses impact the positive change that we see in our service users between admission and discharge. In these times of limited funding, we can also demonstrate how over the time a person is with us, their input is reduced and therefore the cost of their care in the future.
Ann Buckler, Director of BIRT, said today: "NHS England’s Commissioning Guidance for Rehabilitation asks that CCGs ‘Consider what outcomes you want; identify some common measure and ask your services to work together’. BIRT’s chosen outcome measures are widely used, standardised instruments with effective psychometric properties. We hope that stakeholders will use our outcome data when choosing a provider and in benchmarking for excellence in brain injury rehabilitation."
The Outcome Report includes statistics about the number of people BIRT served in 2016 and the type of brain injury they have. It also highlights things such as the fact that 80% of people discharged from BIRT in 2016, moved on to transitional, supported or independent living.