Using routine inpatient data to identify patients at risk of hospital readmission

  title={Using routine inpatient data to identify patients at risk of hospital readmission},
  author={Stuart P. Howell and Michael Coory and Jennifer H Martin and Stephen Duckett},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  pages={96 - 96}
BACKGROUND A relatively small percentage of patients with chronic medical conditions account for a much larger percentage of inpatient costs. There is some evidence that case-management can improve health and quality-of-life and reduce the number of times these patients are readmitted. To assess whether a statistical algorithm, based on routine inpatient data, can be used to identify patients at risk of readmission and who would therefore benefit from case-management. METHODS Queensland… CONTINUE READING
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