Predictors of readmission among elderly survivors of admission with heart failure.

  title={Predictors of readmission among elderly survivors of admission with heart failure.},
  author={Harlan M. Krumholz and Y. Tung Chen and Yongfei Wang and Viola Vaccarino and Martha J. Radford and Ralph I Horwitz},
  journal={American heart journal},
  volume={139 1 Pt 1},
BACKGROUND Readmission rates for patients discharged with heart failure approach 50% within 6 months. Identifying factors to predict risk of readmission in these patients could help clinicians focus resource-intensive disease management efforts on the high-risk patients. METHODS The study sample included patients 65 years of age or older with a principal discharge diagnosis of heart failure who were admitted to 18 Connecticut hospitals in 1994 and 1995. We obtained patient and clinical data… CONTINUE READING

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