The association between the quality of inpatient care and early readmission.

OBJECTIVE To determine whether the quality of care during a hospital stay is associated with unplanned readmission within 14 days. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING 12 Veterans Affairs hospitals. PATIENTS Men discharged after a hospitalization for diabetes (n = 593), chronic obstructive lung disease (n = 1172), or heart failure (n = 748). The ratio… CONTINUE READING