Predicting readmission to the psychiatric hospital in a managed care environment: implications for quality indicators.

  title={Predicting readmission to the psychiatric hospital in a managed care environment: implications for quality indicators.},
  author={John S. Lyons and Michael T. O'Mahoney and S. I. Miller and Jamil Neme and Jessica Kabat and Franziska Miller},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={154 3},
OBJECTIVE This study examined predictors of hospital readmission to determine whether readmissions can serve as a quality indicator for an inpatient psychiatric service. METHOD A series of 255 patients consecutively admitted to any of seven psychiatric hospitals in a regional managed care program were followed to determine whether they were readmitted within 6 months of discharge. Case managers assessed patients with the use of a reliable outcome management/decision support system designed… 

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