Ethnic variations in unplanned readmissions and excess length of hospital stay: a nationwide record-linked cohort study

@inproceedings{Bruijne2013EthnicVI,
  title={Ethnic variations in unplanned readmissions and excess length of hospital stay: a nationwide record-linked cohort study},
  author={Martine C de Bruijne and Floor van Rosse and Ellen Uiters and Mari{\"e}l Droomers and Jeanine Louise Suurmond and Karien Stronks and Marie-Louise Essink-Bot},
  booktitle={European journal of public health},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Studies in the USA have shown ethnic inequalities in quality of hospital care, but in Europe, this has never been analysed. We explored variations in indicators of quality of hospital care by ethnicity in the Netherlands. METHODS We analysed unplanned readmissions and excess length of stay (LOS) across ethnic groups in a large population of hospitalized patients over an 11-year period by linking information from the national hospital discharge register, the Dutch population… CONTINUE READING

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