Term: Hospital Risk Factors

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


One of three categories of risk factors related specifically to the hospital / treatment factors that may impact discharge outcomes for long stay patients. The risk factors include: type of patient (medical or surgical), type of unit (geriatric, non-geriatric), dialysis treatment, PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) tube insertion, rehabilitation therapy, comorbidity/complexity index, occurrence of in-hospital fall, length of stay, hospital of stay, and year of discharge.

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