Title

Using data to reduce hospital readmissions

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation

Date

1-5-2000

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Data Interpretation, Statistical; Humans; New York; Nursing Service, Hospital; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Patient Readmission; *Quality Indicators, Health Care; United States

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies

Abstract

This article describes the importance and the development of data concerning hospital readmissions as an outcomes indicator. It emphasizes the need for consistent definition of readmissions according to time intervals and diagnostic categories. It describes the development of readmission information using computer abstract databases to ensure consistency of indicators. It also provides examples of data developed through this approach.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: J Nurs Care Qual. 1999 Nov;Spec No:67-85.

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

10616276