Sequentially Updated Discharge Model for Optimizing Hospital Resource Use and Surgical Patients' Satisfaction.

@article{Tong2015SequentiallyUD,
  title={Sequentially Updated Discharge Model for Optimizing Hospital Resource Use and Surgical Patients' Satisfaction.},
  author={Michael Zhen-Yu Tong and Gregory Pattakos and Jiayan He and Jeevanantham Rajeswaran and Michael W. Kattan and Wael K. Barsoum and Eugene Blackstone and Douglas R. Johnston},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={100 6},
  pages={2174-81}
}
BACKGROUND The ability to estimate cardiac surgical patients' length of stay (LOS) and discharge to a continuing care facility (nonhome discharge) may allow earlier discharge planning and optimal use of limited hospital resources. We developed a sequentially updated tool for postoperative discharge planning. METHODS Using preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative day (POD) 2 and POD 4 variables, we created and validated a model to predict early discharge (less than 4 days), standard… CONTINUE READING

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