Medical and socioenvironmental predictors of hospital readmission in patients with congestive heart failure.

@article{Tsuchihashi2001MedicalAS,
  title={Medical and socioenvironmental predictors of hospital readmission in patients with congestive heart failure.},
  author={Miyuki Tsuchihashi and Hiroyuki Tsutsui and Kazuhisa Kodama and Fumiyoshi Kasagi and Soko Setoguchi and Matthias B. Mohr and Tetsuya Kubota and Akira Takeshita},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={142 4},
  pages={E7}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic congestive heart failure (CHF) require frequent rehospitalization because of the exacerbation of CHF. It is of clinical importance to determine predicting factors for readmission to reduce this likelihood. Previous studies have focused primarily on the demographic and medical characteristics in selected subsets of patients. Therefore, within a broad cohort of consecutively hospitalized patients, we sought to identify not only demographic and medical predictors… CONTINUE READING