Advancing Integration and Measurement of Rehabilitation Services into High Quality Coordinated Care in Brazil and US

Advancing Integration and Measurement of Rehabilitation Services into High Quality Coordinated Care in Brazil and US


Overview

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 

 

Duke-Margolis Team

Andrea Thoumi

Andrea Thoumi, MPP, MSc

Health Equity Policy Fellow
Senior Team Member
2020 Intern Mentor
Anti-Racism and Equity Committee Member

Janet Prvu Bettger

Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA

Director of Undergraduate Education and Research Initiatives, Margolis Center
Margolis Core Faculty
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
2020 Intern Mentor
Anti-Racism and Equity Committee Member