Are readmissions to the intensive care unit a useful measure of hospital performance?

@article{Cooper1999AreRT,
  title={Are readmissions to the intensive care unit a useful measure of hospital performance?},
  author={Gregory S. Cooper and Carl A. Sirio and Armando J Rotondi and Laura B Shepardson and Gary E. Rosenthal},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1999},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={
          399-408
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although patients readmitted to intensive care units (ICUs) typically have poor outcomes, ICU readmission rates have not been studied as a measure of hospital performance. OBJECTIVES To determine variation in ICU readmission rates across hospitals and associations of readmission rates with other ICU-based measures of hospital performance. RESEARCH DESIGN Observational cohort study. SUBJECTS One hundred three thousand nine hundred eighty four consecutive ICU patients who were… CONTINUE READING

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