Advancing Integration and Measurement of Rehabilitation Services into High Quality Coordinated Care in Brazil and US
Rehabilitation services are an essential part of the continuum of care, along with prevention, promotion, treatment and palliative care, and should therefore be considered an essential component of integrated health services. This project focuses on identifying strategies and policies to integrate rehabilitation services into the larger healthcare delivery infrastructure in Brazil and the United States. We are conducting a comparative analysis of how the two countries are integrating rehabilitation into the continuum of care enabled by the application of national payment reform that includes the provision of rehabilitation, and the opportunities for continued improvements to meet the rehabilitative needs of the population.
With co-authors from 12 other countries, we describe adjustments to the continuum of rehabilitation services across twelve low-, middle- and high-income countries in the context of national COVID-19 preparedness recommendations and provide a set of considerations for decision makers on the provision and payment of these essential services.
Funder: Duke SPRINT
Duke Lead: Duke-Margolis
BMJ Global Health, COVID-19: maintaining essential rehabilitation services across the care continuum
Andrea Thoumi, MPP, MSc
Health Equity Policy Fellow
Faculty Director of Health Equity Educational Programming
Senior Team Member
Anti-Racism and Equity Committee Member
Core Faculty Member
Adjunct Assistant Professor
2020 Intern Mentor
Yolande Pokam Tchuisseu, MSc
Senior Policy Analyst