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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Community Discharge After Hip Fracture

Health Core ⟩

Principal Investigator: Kenneth Ottenbacher (University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston)

K12 Scholar: Natalie Leland PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA

Sep 2011 – Aug 2014

Total funding

Among community-dwelling older adults who experience an acute hospitalization and are discharged to post-acute care, the primary rehabilitation goal is community discharge. Yet, little is known about getting post-acute care Medicare beneficiaries back to the community and have them remain there. Re-hospitalization often limits the time spent at home. The goal of this K12 mentored research project is to further develop quantitative methodological skills to examine the national and temporal variation in the patient outcome of getting back to the community and remaining there among post-acute care Medicare patients who have experienced their first hip fracture.


Type Source Number Amount
Federal NIH / National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) / National Institute of Neurological Disorders (NINDS) Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program 5 K12 HD055929-05 $75,000