University Rehabilitation Institute, Republic of Slovenia (henceforth: Institute) was established in 1954. It is the central national health institute for comprehensive and interdisciplinary rehabilitation of patients with functional and workplace impairments.
The Institute performs the most demanding tasks and handles the most demanding cases on the secondary and (mainly) tertiary level in the field of physical medicine, rehabilitation and application of medical aids, as well as in the field of psycho-social and vocational rehabilitation. The Institute’s other tasks are research, outpatient and inpatient diagnostics and triage, teaching at the graduate and postgraduate level, and professional education and training.
The Institute treats about 10,000 patients a year, of whom about 1,800 are inpatients. Operating within the Institute are several specialised and sub-specialized clinics for patients with severe impairments and disorders of the neural and locomotor system and resulting disabilities. The expert staff of the Institute maintains the 60-year tradition of excellence in the medical, bioengineering and psychosocial fields.
The Institute has acquired several quality certificates, including ISO 9001:2008 for physical and rehabilitation medicine, vocational rehabilitation and orthotics and prosthetics, European accreditation for physical medicine and rehabilitation, and EQUASS Excellence – European excellence for the vocational rehabilitation field.
The Institute has become an internationally acclaimed institution through its expertise, experience, research and frequent participation of its members at major international conferences and workshops. The Institute can be ranked among the most successful healthcare organisations in Slovenia.