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The Incidence and Severity of Adverse Events Affecting Patients after Discharge from the Hospital
Context Research on patient safety has focused on adverse events in hospitalized patients. Adverse events following hospitalization have received little attention. Contribution Among 400 consecutiveExpand
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Derivation and validation of an index to predict early death or unplanned readmission after discharge from hospital to the community
Background: Readmissions to hospital are common, costly and often preventable. An easy-to-use index to quantify the risk of readmission or death after discharge from hospital would help cliniciansExpand
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Adverse events among medical patients after discharge from hospital.
BACKGROUND Adverse events (AEs) are adverse outcomes caused by medical care. Several studies have indicated that a substantial number of patients experience AEs before or during hospitalization.Expand
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A Modification of the Elixhauser Comorbidity Measures Into a Point System for Hospital Death Using Administrative Data
Background:Comorbidity measures are necessary to describe patient populations and adjust for confounding. In direct comparisons, studies have found the Elixhauser comorbidity system to beExpand
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Effect of study setting on anticoagulation control: a systematic review and metaregression.
BACKGROUND For patients receiving therapy with oral anticoagulants (OACs), the proportion of time spent in the therapeutic range (ie, anticoagulation control) is strongly associated with bleeding andExpand
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Proportion of hospital readmissions deemed avoidable: a systematic review
Background Readmissions to hospital are increasingly being used as an indicator of quality of care. However, this approach is valid only when we know what proportion of readmissions are avoidable. WeExpand
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The effect of hospital occupancy on emergency department length of stay and patient disposition.
UNLABELLED Emergency department (ED) overcrowding is a common problem. Despite a widespread belief that low hospital bed availability contributes to ED overcrowding, there are few data demonstratingExpand
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Adverse drug events occurring following hospital discharge
OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence of adverse drug events (ADEs), preventable ADEs, and ameliorable ADEs occurring after hospital discharge and their associated risk factors.DESIGN: ProspectiveExpand
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Business process management with the user requirements notation
In this paper, a URN-based framework and its supporting toolset are introduced which provide business process monitoring and performance management capabilities integrated across the BPM lifecycle. Expand
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Prevalence of information gaps for seniors transferred from nursing homes to the emergency department.
OBJECTIVE Information gaps, defined as previously collected information that is not available to the treating physician, have implications for patient safety and system efficiency. For patientsExpand
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