"Risk" factors affecting readmission of the elderly into the health care system.

@article{Fethke1986RiskFA,
  title={"Risk" factors affecting readmission of the elderly into the health care system.},
  author={Carol C Fethke and Ilse M Smith and Nathalie Bernasconi - Osterwalder Lise Johnson},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1986},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={429-37}
}
One hundred one patients, 70 years and older, who were discharged to the community from an acute-care hospital were followed for 1 year to isolate risk factors affecting the probability of readmission. A total of five interviews were conducted with each patient. Postdischarge outcome at any point in time was defined as either readmission to a health care institution or continuous survival in the community. At 1 year, 47 individuals had experienced at least one unplanned readmission. Logistic… CONTINUE READING

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