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Which Post-Acute Care Setting for Rehab is Most Cost-Effective?

What is the most cost-effective post-acute care setting for rehabilitation after a medical or surgical hospital stay—an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) or a skilled nursing facility (SNF)?  It is widely assumed that rehabilitative care in an IRF may be more effective because of its higher-intensity programs, lower lengths of stay, and fewer readmissions.  But, is this the full story? 

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