Hospital Characteristics, Inpatient Processes of Care, and Readmissions of Older Adults with Hip Fractures.

@article{Elkassabany2016HospitalCI,
  title={Hospital Characteristics, Inpatient Processes of Care, and Readmissions of Older Adults with Hip Fractures.},
  author={Nabil M. Elkassabany and Molly A Passarella and Samir Mehta and Jiabin Liu and Mark D. Neuman},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={64 8},
  pages={
          1656-61
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine hospital-level predictors of readmission after hip fracture or potentially related inpatient care processes. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING U.S. acute care hospitals. PARTICIPANTS Fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries who underwent hip fracture surgery between 2007 and 2009 (N = 458,526). MEASUREMENTS Information was obtained on hospital case volumes, teaching status, bed count, nurse staffing, and technological capabilities from Medicare files, and… CONTINUE READING

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