Classifying general medicine readmissions. Are they preventable? Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies in Health Services Group on Primary Care and Hospital Readmissions.

@article{Oddone1996ClassifyingGM,
  title={Classifying general medicine readmissions. Are they preventable? Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies in Health Services Group on Primary Care and Hospital Readmissions.},
  author={Eugene Oddone and Morris Weinberger and Marc Horner and Charles E. Mengel and Fred Goldstein and Paulette Ginier and Darren Smith and Jason Chan Meng Huey and Neil J. Farber and David A Asch and L D Loo and Eberhard A Mack and Anita Giobbie Hurder and William G. Henderson and John R. Feussner},
  journal={Journal of general internal medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={597-607}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe a new quality assessment method used to classify the preventability of hospitalization in terms of patient, clinician, or system factors. DESIGN The instrument was developed in two phases. Phase 1 was a prospective comparison of admitting residents' and their attending physicians' classifications of the perceived preventability of consecutive admissions to one Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) excluding admissions to the intensive care unit (ICU). In phase 2, a… CONTINUE READING
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