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What is the difference between outpatient and inpatient physical therapy rehab settings?

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Dr. Gregory Billy
27 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Location of service: Inpatient physcial therapy is done when the patient is kept overnight in a hospital or rehabilitation facility and typically with other therapies will add up to 3 hours of therapy a day. Outpatient physcial therapy is when the patient is at home and travels to the facility for therapy, usually about 30-60 minutes of treamtment.
Answered on May 28, 2013

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