Medical Background

International Standards in Rehabilitation

Patient Categories according to ICF

Rehabilitation patients can be classified into 4 groups according to ICF Classification of WHO:

CATEGORY I:

Patients who are fully self-contained and mobile, whose goal is to successfully rehabilitate a subacute injury/medical condition.

CATEGORY II:

Patients who are partially self-contained and predominantly in the acute phase of injury, but do not require intensive supervision.

CATEGORY III:

Patients who are not completely immobile, but require intensive supervision.

CATEGORY IV:

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

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