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Neurorehabilitation for severe disorder of consciousness: the S. Anna – RAN operational model

Giuliano Dolce, Lucia F. Lucca, Maria Quintieri, Elio Leto, Stefania Rogano, Francesco Riganello, Loris Pignolo
DOI: 10.2340/16501977-0968

Abstract

The operational model and strategies designed for use in the S. Anna – Research in Advanced Neurorehabilitation Institute for the care and neurorehabilitation of subjects in the vegetative or minimally conscious states are described here. A total of 722 patients were admitted, cared for and discharged from the institute in the period 1998–2009. Application of the model approach has progressively shortened the time of hospitalization and rehabilitation and reduced costs.

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