International Standards in Rehabilitation
Patient Categories according to ICF
Rehabilitation patients can be classified into 4 groups according to ICF Classification of WHO:
Patients who are fully self-contained and mobile, whose goal is to successfully rehabilitate a subacute injury/medical condition.
Patients who are partially self-contained and predominantly in the acute phase of injury, but do not require intensive supervision.
Patients who are not completely immobile, but require intensive supervision.
Patients who are completely immobile and dependent on assistance and special care with specialized devices for successful rehabilitation.
ICF: International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. ICF is the WHO framework for measuring health and disability at both individual and population levels.
WHO: World Health Organisation