The burden of chronic disorders on hospital admissions prompts the need for new modalities of care: a cross-sectional analysis in a tertiary hospital.

@article{Hernndez2009TheBO,
  title={The burden of chronic disorders on hospital admissions prompts the need for new modalities of care: a cross-sectional analysis in a tertiary hospital.},
  author={Cristina Hern{\'a}ndez and Margarida Jans{\'a} and Merc{\`e} Vidal and M. Belen N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Maria Jes{\'u}s Bertran and Judith Garcia-Aymerich and Josep Roca},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2009},
  volume={102 3},
  pages={
          193-202
        }
}
BACKGROUND Chronic disorders constitute a primary concern because of their burden on healthcare systems worldwide. Integrated care strategies enhancing the interface between tertiary care and primary care are pivotal to improve chronic care. AIM To asses the prevalence of chronic disorders on hospital discharges and their impact on unplanned admissions and mortality. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of discharge information over 1 year (2004) in one University hospital. METHODS Adoption of… CONTINUE READING
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