Concordance of effects of medical interventions on hospital admission and readmission rates with effects on mortality.

@article{Hemkens2013ConcordanceOE,
  title={Concordance of effects of medical interventions on hospital admission and readmission rates with effects on mortality.},
  author={Lars G. Hemkens and Despina Contopoulos-Ioannidis and John P. A. Ioannidis},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2013},
  volume={185 18},
  pages={E827-37}
}
BACKGROUND Many clinical trials examine a composite outcome of admission to hospital and death, or infer a relationship between hospital admission and survival benefit. This assumes concordance of the outcomes "hospital admission" and "death." However, whether the effects of a treatment on hospital admissions and readmissions correlate to its effect on serious outcomes such as death is unknown. We aimed to assess the correlation and concordance of effects of medical interventions on admission… CONTINUE READING