Institut Guttmann

Neurorehabilitation hospital

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Acquired brain injury

Results of the rehabilitation process at hospital discharge

  • 91% of patients return home, only 9% require a temporary or permanent institutional alternative.
  • Two years after the high, only 4,7% of patients readmitted for complications arising from their disability.


For each patient, depending on the aetiology and severity of the injury, different approved scales are applied internationally, on admission, throughout the process and on the day of discharge, allowing the assessment of the progress of their functionality.

Patients with sequelae of traumatic brain injury:

  • The “Disability Rating Scale” (DRS), showing an improvement of 5,4 points on average in the functional assessment of patients at discharge compared to admission.
  • Scale Functional Independence Measure (FIM) shows an increase of 28,8 points in total FIM.

Patients with sequelae of acquired brain injury of vascular origin:

The Barthel Scale shows an average improvement of 25,5 points on discharge of these patients compared to their time of admission.

Results at 2/5 years after discharge

These figures shows a comparison between two groups of patients evaluated in 2016: patients who were discharged two years ago and patients who were discharged 5 years ago.

Skills at home:

  • Autonomous for basic activities of daily living.

    41% / 50%

  • Control his/her personal finances 

    41% / 35%

Social integration:

  • Plan and carry out social activities autonomously.

    55% / 65%

  • Patients who leave the house almost every day.

    86% / 79%

  • Participation in leisure activities along with family or friends without brain injury.

    95% / 91%

Productive, occupational or training activities:

  • Patients who work or study 20 or more hours a week.

    6% / 12%

Wednesday, 10 October, 2018 - 13:44