Risk factors for nonelective hospital readmissions Authors
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 readmission patient discharge hospitalization
Supported by Health Services and Research Development (HSR & D) project UR 87-137.1 from the Veterans Administration.
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