Unplanned readmission rates, length of hospital stay, mortality, and medical costs of ten common medical conditions: a retrospective analysis of Hong Kong hospital data

@inproceedings{Wong2011UnplannedRR,
  title={Unplanned readmission rates, length of hospital stay, mortality, and medical costs of ten common medical conditions: a retrospective analysis of Hong Kong hospital data},
  author={Eliza L Y Wong and Annie W. L. Cheung and Michael C. M. Leung and Carrie Yam and Frank Wan-kin Chan and Fiona Y. Y. Wong and Ek Yeoh},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Studies on readmissions attributed to particular medical conditions, especially heart failure, have generally not addressed the factors associated with readmissions and the implications for health outcomes and costs. This study aimed to investigate the factors associated with 30-day unplanned readmission for 10 common conditions and to determine the cost implications. METHODS This population-based retrospective cohort study included patients admitted to all public hospitals in Hong… CONTINUE READING
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