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Kidney, Rachel and Sexton, Eithne and Galen, Louise Van and Silke, Bernard and Nanayakkara, Prabath and Kellett, John (2017) Hospital readmissions - independent predictors of 30-day readmissions derived from a 10 year database. Acute Medicine , 16 , (1) , pp. 4-9.

Unplanned medical 30 day readmissions place a burden on the provision of acute hospital services and are increasingly used as quality indicators to assess quality of care in hospitals. Multivariable logistic regression of a 10 year database showed that four factors were most strongly associated with early readmission: Charlson comorbidity index >=1, respiratory disease as a principal diagnosis, liver disease and alcohol-related illness as an additional diagnosis, and the number of previous readmissions. Disease and patient-related factors beyond control of the hospital are the factors most strongly associated with 30 day readmission to hospital, suggesting that this may not be an appropriate quality indicator.


Item Type:Article
Date:2017
Page Range:pp. 4-9
Publisher:Rila
Volume:16
Number:1
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