Risk factors for nonelective hospital readmissions
- 119 Downloads
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 wordspatient readmission patient discharge hospitalization
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 6.Duke University Center for the Study of Aging. Multi-dimensional Functional Assessment: The OARS Methodology. 2nd ed. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1978.Google Scholar
- 8.Cohen S, Mermelstein R, Kamarck T, Hoberman M. Measuring the functional components of social service. In: Sarason IG, Sarason BR, eds. Social Support Theory, Research and Applications. Boston, Mass: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers; 1985;182–203.Google Scholar
- 10.Efron B. The Jackknife, the Bootstrap, and Other Resampling Plans. Philadelphia, Pa: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM); 1982.Google Scholar
- 12.Smith DM, Weinberger M, Katz BP. A controlled trial to increase office visits and reduce hospitalizations of diabetic patients. J Gen Intern Med. 1987;2:231–7.Google Scholar