Operating conditions of psychiatric hospitals and early readmission--effects of high patient turnover.

@article{Heggestad2001OperatingCO,
  title={Operating conditions of psychiatric hospitals and early readmission--effects of high patient turnover.},
  author={Torhild Heggestad},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2001},
  volume={103 3},
  pages={196-202}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the association between hospitals' operating conditions and the risk of early readmission. The hypothesis was that high patient turnover might lead to a rise in the risk of readmission soon after discharge (within 30 days). METHOD A multivariate model including hospital and patient variables was tested using Cox's regression analysis, adjusting for clustering effects. The material included data from 20 hospitals, with 5,520 patients in the final model. RESULTS High… CONTINUE READING

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