LTACHs vs SNFs: Distinct Patient Profiles

Understanding typical patient profiles and treatment expertise at different post-acute care settings is key to improving patient outcomes, reducing readmissions, and lowering cost of care. 

While long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are often misunderstood as fulfilling the same role, they exist to efficiently and effectively care for patients with different admitting conditions and severity of illness. 

Download this infographic to learn about: 


  • The top 5 admitting conditions at LTACHs and SNFs 
  • Distinct attributes of LTACH patients 
  • The severity of illness of patients in each setting

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