A conceptual framework for the study of early readmission as an indicator of quality of care.

@article{Ashton1996ACF,
  title={A conceptual framework for the study of early readmission as an indicator of quality of care.},
  author={Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={1533-41}
}
Despite the perennial popularity of readmission as an indicator of the quality of hospital care, the empiric evidence linking it to process-of-care problems during the prior hospitalization is inconsistent. We devised a conceptual model for the use of unscheduled readmission within 31 days as an indicator of the quality of medical-surgical inpatient care… CONTINUE READING