Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 11, Issue 12, pp 762–764

Risk factors for nonelective hospital readmissions

Authors

  • David M. Smith
    • Richard L. Roudebush VAMCHSR&D (11H)
    • the Division of General Internal MedicineIndiana University School of Medicine
    • The Regenstrief Institute for Health Care
  • Barry P. Katz
    • the Division of Biostatistics of the Department of MedicineIndiana University School of Medicine
  • Gertrude A. Huster
    • the Division of Biostatistics of the Department of MedicineIndiana University School of Medicine
  • John F. Fitzgerald
    • the Division of General Internal MedicineIndiana University School of Medicine
  • Douglas K. Martin
    • Richard L. Roudebush VAMCHSR&D (11H)
    • the Division of General Internal MedicineIndiana University School of Medicine
  • Jay A. Freedman
    • Richard L. Roudebush VAMCHSR&D (11H)
    • the Division of General Internal MedicineIndiana University School of Medicine
Brief Reports

DOI: 10.1007/BF02598996

Cite this article as:
Smith, D.M., Katz, B.P., Huster, G.A. et al. J Gen Intern Med (1996) 11: 762. doi:10.1007/BF02598996

Abstract

We previously reported a predictive model that identified potentially modifiable risk factors for nonelective readmission to a county hospital. The objectives of this study were to determine if those risk factors were generalizable to a different population. We found that the previously reported risk factors were generalizable, and other potentially modifiable risk factors were identified in this population of veterans. However, further research is needed to establish whether or not the risk factors can be modified and whether or not modification improves outcomes.

Key words

patient readmissionpatient dischargehospitalization
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