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 filter by 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 has not been finalised for FY 2021/22 at the date of publication.


  • Data source: Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED). Data extracted 19 October 2021 
  • Results are lagged by one quarter
  • Results for the current financial year are preliminary and will be finalised in November. Results from the previous financial year have been finalised
  • * No results are available
  • Western Health and Djerriwarrh Health Services voluntarily amalgamated on 1 July 2021. The former Djerriwarrh Health Services is presented as Western Health BM&M (where 'BM' denotes Bacchus Marsh and 'M' denotes Melton). Care needs to be taken assessing results and comparing to prior periods.