Lack of association between patients'measured burden of disease and risk for hospital readmission.
Identifying patients at increased risk for hospital readmission is important for clinicians, health policy-makers, hospital administrators, and researchers.
We used a retrospective case-control design to compare the clinimetric properties of five validated indices that measure a patient's disease burden.
The study was conducted on a random sample of patients discharged from the general medicine service at the Durham Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Trained observers (two research assistants, one nurse, and two physicians) blinded to readmission status abstracted the required data elements from the medical record for three indices (Charlson, Kaplan-Feinstein, Index of Coexistent Disease).
Mots-clés Pascal : Admission hôpital, Indice gravité, Maladie, Prédiction, Homme, Association morbide, Risque élevé, Récidive, Réhospitalisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital admission, Severity score, Disease, Prediction, Human, Concomitant disease, High risk, Relapse
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0037280
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.