Risk factors for nonelective hospital readmissions

David M. Smith, Barry P. Katz, Gertrude A. Huster, John F. Fitzgerald, Douglas K. Martin, Jay A. Freedman

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)762-764
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of general internal medicine
Volume11
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

Keywords

  • hospitalization
  • patient discharge
  • patient readmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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    Smith, D. M., Katz, B. P., Huster, G. A., Fitzgerald, J. F., Martin, D. K., & Freedman, J. A. (1996). Risk factors for nonelective hospital readmissions. Journal of general internal medicine, 11(12), 762-764. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02598996