Anne Deutsch, PhD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Anne Deutsch

Anne Deutsch, PhD, BSN

  • Clinical Research Scientist, CROR, RIC
  • Research Asst Professor, Northwestern University



Education, Residency and Internship


University of Cincinnati, BSN
State University of New York at Buffalo, MS


State University of New York at Buffalo, PhD
Northwestern University, Post Doctoral



Peer-reviewed publications

Lackland DT, Roccella EJ, Deutsch, A, Fornage M, George MG, Howard G, Kissela B, Kittner SJ, Lichtman J, Lisabeth L, Schwamm LH, Smith EE, Towfighi A, on behalf of the American Heart Association Stroke Council, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes and Research, and Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology. Factors Influencing the Decline in Stroke Mortality: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 2014; 45:315-353.

Mallinson T, Deutsch A, Bateman J, Tseng H, Manheim L, Almagor O, Heinemann AW. Comparison of Discharge Functional Status After Rehabilitation in Skilled Nursing, Home Health, and Medical Rehabilitation Settings for Patients After Hip Fracture Repair, Arch Phys Med Rehab, Vol 95, Issue 2, February 2014, Pages 209-217.

Ottenbacher KJ, Karmarkar AM, Graham JE, Kuo Y-F, Deutsch A, Reistetter TA, Snih SA, Granger CV. Thirty-day hospital readmission following Discahrge from Postacute Rehabilitation in Fee-for-service Medicare Patients. JAMA, 311(6), 604-14,doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.8.


2011 and prior

Heinemann AW & Deutsch A  Commentary on “Past and Present Issues in Rasch analysis: The FIM revisited,  J Rehabil Med . 2011 Oct;43(10):884-91.

Chen Y, Deutsch A, DeVivo MJ, Johnson K, Kalpakjian C, Nemunaitis G, Tulsky D. Current Research Outcomes from the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems. Arch Phys Med Rehab,  2011;92:329-331.

Graham, JE, Ripsin CM, Deutsch A, Kuo YF, Markello S, Granger CV, Ottenbacher KJ. Relationship between diabetes codes that affect Medicare reimbursement (tier comorbidities) and outcomes in stroke rehabilitation. Arch Phys Med Rehab. 2009 Jul;90(7):1110-6.

Magasi S, Durkin E, Wolf M, Deutsch A. Consumers' Use and Understanding of Quality Information: A Health Literacy Perspective. Arch of Phys Med Rehab  2009;90:206-212.

Deutsch A, Granger CV, Russell C, Heinemann AW, Ottenbacher KJ. Apparent Changes in IRF Outcomes Due to a Change in the Definition of Program Interruption. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Arch of Phys Med Rehab 2008;89:2274-2277.

Ehrlich-Jones L, O'Dwyer L, Stevens K, Deutsch A. Searching the Literature for Evidence. Rehabilitation Nursing Journal 2008;33:163-169.

Ottenbacher KJ, Kuo Y, Ostir GV, Campbell J, Deutsch A, Granger CV.Racial and Ethnic Differences in Post-acute Rehabilitation Outcomes following Stroke in the U.S. Stroke 2008;39:1514-1519.

Gage B, Stineman M, Deutsch A, Mallinson T, Heinemann A, Bernard S, Constantine R. Perspectives on the State-of-the-Science in Rehabilitation Medicine and Its Implications for Medicare Postacute Care Policies. Arch   Phys Med and Rehab 2007;88:1737-9.

Granger CV, Deutsch A, Russell C, Black T, Ottenbacher KJ. Modifications to the FIMTM instrument under the inpatient rehabilitation prospective payment system. Am J of Phys Med and Rehab  2007;86:883-892.

Deutsch A, Dean-Baar S. Economics and health policy in rehabilitation. In: Rehabilitation Nurses' Foundation, editor. The Specialty Practice of Rehabilitation Nursing: A Core Curriculum, 5th edition. 2007.

Deutsch A, Granger CV, Heinemann AW, Fiedler RC, DeJong G, Kane RL, Ottenbacher KJ, Naughton JP, Trevisan M. Post-stroke rehabilitation: Outcomes and reimbursement of inpatient rehabilitation facilities and subacute rehabilitation programs. Stroke 2006; 1477-1482.

Deutsch A, Dean-Baar S. Summary of the GAO Report: Medicare – More Specific Criteria Needed to Classify Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities. Rehabilitation Nursing 2005;30:219-222.

Deutsch A, Granger CV, Fiedler RC, DeJong G, Kane RL, Ottenbacher KJ, Heinemann AW, Naughton JP, Trevisan M. Outcomes and reimbursement of inpatient rehabilitation facilities and subacute rehabilitation programs for Medicare beneficiaries with hip fracture. Medical Care 43, 892-901, 2005.

Deutsch A, Fiedler RC, Iwanenko W, Granger CV, Russell CF. The Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation Report of Patients Discharged from Subacute Rehabilitation Programs in 1999. Am J of Phys Med and Rehab,2003;82:703-711.

Deutsch A, Fiedler RC, Granger CV, Russell CF. The Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation Report of Patients Discharged from Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation Programs in 1999. Am J of Phys Med and Rehab 2002;81:133-142.

Deutsch A. Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System Began January 1, 2002. Rehab Nursing Journal 2002;27(1):4,7.

Hamilton BB, Deutsch A, Russell C, Fiedler RC, Granger CV. Relation of disability costs to function: spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med and Rehab 1999;80:385-391.

Granger CV, Deutsch A, Linn R. Rasch analysis of the FIM mastery test. Arch Phys Med and Rehab 1998;79:52-57.

Deutsch A, Braun S, Granger CV. The Functional Independence Measure. J of Rehab Outcomes Measurement 1996;1(2):67-71.

Deutsch A, Braun S, Granger C. The Functional Independence Measure and the Functional Independence Measure for Children: ten years of development. Critical Reviews of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1996;8(4):267-281.

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