Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
How do you measure the required care and supervision workload in neurorehabilitation? The Hope Network Acuity Scale (HAS), a two-factor 8-item rating of medical and neurobehavioral acuity, addresses this need. The HAS demonstrates excellent inter-rater reliability and internal consistency, and factor analysis confirms the two-factor structure. Significant correlations with functional outcome measures and supervision ratings, evidence of improvement over the course of treatment, and expected stratification of outcomes on the discharge continuum support validity. Implications for use as a placement tool, measure for efficiency, and even as a working tool for assigning resources or cost estimating will be explored.