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The Incidence and Severity of Adverse Events Affecting Patients after Discharge from the Hospital
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The incidence and severity of adverse events affecting patients after discharge from the hospital to home were determined and two board-certified internists independently reviewed to determine whether medical management caused an injury and, if so, whether it was preventable or ameliorable.
Derivation and validation of an index to predict early death or unplanned readmission after discharge from hospital to the community
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The LACE index can be used to quantify risk of death or unplanned readmission within 30 days after discharge from hospital and could be used with both primary and administrative data.
Adverse events among medical patients after discharge from hospital.
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Almost one-quarter of patients in this study had an AE after hospital discharge, and half of the AEs were preventable or ameliorable.
A Modification of the Elixhauser Comorbidity Measures Into a Point System for Hospital Death Using Administrative Data
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The Elixhauser comorbidity system can be condensed to a single numeric score that summarizes disease burden and is adequately discriminative for death in hospital when analyzing administrative data.
Effect of study setting on anticoagulation control: a systematic review and metaregression.
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Patients who have received anticoagulation therapy spend a significant proportion of their time with an INR out of the therapeutic range, which should be considered when interpreting the results of, and generalizing from, studies involving OACs.
Proportion of hospital readmissions deemed avoidable: a systematic review
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Three study-level factors (teaching status of hospital, whether all diagnoses or only some were considered, and length of follow-up) were significantly associated with the proportion of admissions deemed to be avoidable and explained some, but not all, of the heterogeneity between the studies.
The effect of hospital occupancy on emergency department length of stay and patient disposition.
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Increased hospital occupancy is strongly associated with ED length of stay for admitted patients and patient disposition, and increasing hospital bed availability might reduce ED overcrowding.
Adverse drug events occurring following hospital discharge
TLDR
Following discharge, ADEs were common and many were preventable or ameliorable, and interventions should include better monitoring and target patients receiving specific drug classes or multiple medications.
Prevalence of information gaps for seniors transferred from nursing homes to the emergency department.
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Information gaps occur commonly when elderly patients are transferred from a nursing home or seniors residence to the ED, and a standardized transfer form was associated with a limited reduction in the prevalence of information gaps.
Prevalence of information gaps in the emergency department and the effect on patient outcomes.
TLDR
It is found that stays in the emergency department were 1.2 hours longer on average for patients with an information gap than for those without one, and the presence of information gaps was not associated with admission to hospital.
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