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Research Article

Validity and Reliability of a Tool for Determining Appropriateness of Days of Stay: An Observational Study in the Orthopedic Intensive Rehabilitation Facilities in Italy

  • Aida Bianco,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro ‘Magna Græcia’, Catanzaro, Italy

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  • Domenico Flotta,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro ‘Magna Græcia’, Catanzaro, Italy

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  • Francesca Lotito,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro ‘Magna Græcia’, Catanzaro, Italy

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  • Carmelo G. A. Nobile,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro ‘Magna Græcia’, Catanzaro, Italy

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  • Claudia Pileggi,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro ‘Magna Græcia’, Catanzaro, Italy

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  • Maria Pavia mail,

    pavia@unicz.it

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro ‘Magna Græcia’, Catanzaro, Italy

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  • for The Collaborative Working Group , for The Collaborative Working Group

    Members of the Collaborative Working Group can be found in the Acknowledgments section.

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  • Published: November 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050260

About the Authors

Aida Bianco, Domenico Flotta, Francesca Lotito, Carmelo G. A. Nobile, Claudia Pileggi, Maria Pavia
Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro ‘Magna Græcia’, Catanzaro, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: pavia@unicz.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DF AB MP. Performed the experiments: DF FL AB. Analyzed the data: FL CP CGAN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FL CP CGAN. Wrote the paper: DF AB MP.