The Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Unit (IRU) at Keck Medicine of USC has established itself as one of the most successful programs of its kind in the nation within its first year. Outcomes for our patients consistently exceed regional and national standards in many categories.
Of the 187 patients treated in the IRU’s inaugural year, 82 percent have been discharged home, higher than the regional rate of 80 percent and the national rate of 77 percent.
Patients may be discharged to the community setting, home with family and caregivers, to a board and care facility, to an assisted living facility or to a transitional living situation.
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