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    Swapna8
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    One of the questions on practice exam 3 asks about discharge status in a TBI patient with regards to their FIM?
    Since FIM does not have specific cutoff how do we determine discharge location? In the question pt has a FIM score of 39.Thanks for your help.

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    Chrissy Durrough
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    FIM scores at the extreme low or high range correspond well with discharge disposition (low scores more likely to be discharged to a facility, high scores more likely to be discharged home). The article linked below explains that individuals scoring less than 40 on the FIM have a 70% probability of being discharged to a skilled nursing facility.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/j.2048-7940.2006.tb00006.x

    Hope this helps!

    Chrissy

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