Potentially avoidable 30-day hospital readmissions in medical patients: derivation and validation of a prediction model.

@article{Donz2013PotentiallyA3,
  title={Potentially avoidable 30-day hospital readmissions in medical patients: derivation and validation of a prediction model.},
  author={Jacques Donz{\'e} and Drahomir A Aujesky and Deborah Williams and Jeffrey L. Schnipper},
  journal={JAMA internal medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={173 8},
  pages={632-8}
}
IMPORTANCE Because effective interventions to reduce hospital readmissions are often expensive to implement, a score to predict potentially avoidable readmissions may help target the patients most likely to benefit. OBJECTIVE To derive and internally validate a prediction model for potentially avoidable 30-day hospital readmissions in medical patients using administrative and clinical data readily available prior to discharge. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Academic medical… CONTINUE READING