Using data to reduce hospital readmissions
Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
Data Interpretation, Statistical; Humans; New York; Nursing Service, Hospital; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Patient Readmission; *Quality Indicators, Health Care; United States
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies
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.
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Citation: J Nurs Care Qual. 1999 Nov;Spec No:67-85.
Franklin, Patricia D.; Noetscher, Cheryl M.; Murphy, Mark E.; and Lagoe, Ronald J., "Using data to reduce hospital readmissions" (2000). Women’s Health Research Faculty Publications. 59.