This is the fourth comprehensive annual report describing discharge episodes from subacute inpatient rehabilitation programs provided by New Zealand facilities that are members of the Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC). The inaugural report was published in 2013 and described the 2012 data; this fourth instalment describes the 2015 data. This report is the first to use the version 4 AN-SNAP classification (to be implemented in Australia in July 2016). For more information about AN-SNAP classification please refer to the AROC website: http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/aroc This report also introduces an extended times series analysis, looking at change in various rehabilitation measures over the most recent five years. The provision of rehabilitation in New Zealand continues to grow in volume, with 2015 seeing a 1.4% real increase in inpatient episodes of rehabilitation provided. The majority of that volume growth is coming from the reconditioning and orthopaedic fractures impairment groups.
T. L. Alexander, F. D. Simmonds, J. T. Capell & L. Green, The AROC annual report: the state of rehabilitation in New Zealand in 2015 (Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong Australia, 2016).