Short Title:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):14, 95, 1 (Supplement 1), S6-S16
Article reviews various treatment taxonomies current used in health care and the attempts at building classifications in rehabilitation. Discussion focuses on the need to base a rehabilitation treatment taxonomy (RTT) on the “active ingredients” of treatments and their link to patient/client deficits/problems that are targeted in therapy. This is followed by a description of a fruitful approach to the development of an RTT that crosses disciplines, settings, and patient diagnoses, and a discussion of the potential uses in and benefits of a well-developed RTT for clinical service, research, education, and service administration.