Patient related factors in frequent readmissions: the influence of condition, access to services and patient choice

@inproceedings{Kirby2010PatientRF,
  title={Patient related factors in frequent readmissions: the influence of condition, access to services and patient choice},
  author={Sue E Kirby and Sarah Dennis and Upali W. Jayasinghe and Mark F. Harris},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND People use emergency department services for a wide variety of health complaints, many of which could be handled outside hospitals. Many frequent readmissions are due to problems with chronic disease and are preventable. We postulated that patient related factors such as the type of condition, demographic factors, access to alternative services outside hospitals and patient preference for hospital or non-hospital services would influence readmissions for chronic disease. This study… CONTINUE READING
26 Citations
58 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 26 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 58 references

MSN: An Analysis of Frequent Users of Emergency Care at an Urban University Hospital

  • H Raymond, MR Lucas, M Sandra, Sanford
  • Ann Emerg Med
  • 1998
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…