Documentation of characteristics of early hospital readmission of elderly patients. A challenge for inservice educators.

Abstract

Researchers conducted a retrospective review of 127 hospital records over a 3-month period to examine factors related to early hospital readmissions of patients age 65 and over. The leading diagnoses resulting in early readmissions were related to heart and circulatory problems, with a mean of 12.5 days between discharge and readmission. Gaps in… (More)

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@article{Timms2002DocumentationOC, title={Documentation of characteristics of early hospital readmission of elderly patients. A challenge for inservice educators.}, author={Janet Timms and Veronica G. Parker and Elizabeth H Fallat and Wilma H Johnson}, journal={Journal for nurses in staff development : JNSD : official journal of the National Nursing Staff Development Organization}, year={2002}, volume={18 3}, pages={136-43; quiz 144-5} }