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This article was originally published as Simmonds, F and Stevermuer, T, The AROC Annual Report: the state of rehabilitation in Australia 2005, Australian Health Review, 31, Supplement 1, 2007, S31-S53.


This is the inaugural comprehensive annual report that describes patients discharged from subacute inpatient rehabilitation programs provided by facilities that are members of the Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC). Collection of a standardised dataset has enabled the provision of a national benchmarking system, which in turn has led to an improved understanding of factors that influence rehabilitation outcomes and costs, Aust Health Rev 2007: 31 Suppl 1: S31–S53 and therefore performance of the sector.