Continuing care

Victorian health services are dedicated to delivering safe, efficient and effective healthcare to the community.

Effective rehabilitation programs are vital in improving patient outcomes. Tap the button below for information about the functional independence gain achieved by rehabilitation patients. You can search by date and health service.

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About the data

About functional independence gain

The Functional Independence Measure (FIM™) is a basic indicator of patient disability.

When a patient first enters rehabilitation, they are assessed on motor skills and cognition and given a FIM™ score. They are assessed again upon discharge.

The functional independence gain (or average gain) is the difference between FIM™ on admission and FIM™ on discharge, divided by the number of days of care.

The statewide target is a FIM™ gain of 0.64.


  • The latest quarterly results are preliminary 
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