Term: Factors Associated With Readmission
Last Updated: 2014-05-21
A series of logistic regression analyses were performed to determine which of a number of factors were related to hospital readmission within 30 days, based on the investigation and findings of previous studies (Battistella, Torabian, & Siadatan, 1997; Calvillo-King et al., 2013; Hoskins, Walton-Moss, Clark, Schroeder, & Thiel, 1999; Kansagara et al., 2011; Lichtman et al., 2010; Mackie, Ionescu-Ittu, Pilote, Rahme, & Marelli, 2008; Slamowicz, Erbas, Sundararajan, & Dharmage, 2008; Van Walraven & Bell, 2002; Weeks, Lee, Wallace, West, & Bagian, 2009).
The factors investigated in
Fransoo et al. (2013)
Patient age (in years)
Income quintile (urban and rural separately)
Sickness level (using resource utilization bands (RUBs) groups)
Admission from the emergency department
Discharged on a Friday
Hospitalization type (surgical, obstetrical, mental disorders and live birth based on CMGs™ and Major Clinical Categories (MCC))
Difference between actual and expected length of stay (ELOS) (2 days or more)
Number of hospitalizations in preceding one year period
Battistella FD, Torabian SZ, Siadatan KM.
Hospital readmission after trauma: An analysis of outpatient complications.
Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Calvillo-King L, Arnold D, Eubank KJ.
Impact of social factors on risk of readmission or mortality in pneumonia and heart failure: Systematic review.
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Hoskins LM, Walton-Moss B, Clark HM, Schroeder MA.
Predictors of hospital readmission among the elderly with congestive heart failure.
Home Healthcare Nurse
Kansagara D, Englander H, Salanitro A, Kagen D Theobald, C, Freeman M, Kripalani S.
Risk prediction models for hospital readmission: A systematic review.
Lichtman JH, Leifheit-Limson EC, Jones SB, Watanabe E, Bernheim SM, Phipps MS, Bhat KR, Savage SV, Goldstein LB.
Predictors of hospital readmission after stroke: A systematic review.
Mackie AS, Ionescu-Ittu R, Pilote L, Rahme E, Marelli AJ.
Hospital readmissions in children with congenital heart disease: A population-based study.
American Heart Journal
Slamowicz R, Erbas B, Sundararajan V, Dharmage S.
Predictors of readmission after elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Australian Health Review
Van Walraven C, Bell CM.
Risk of death or readmission among people discharged from hospital on Fridays.
Weeks WB, Lee. RE, Wallace AE, West AN, Bagian JP.
Do older rural and urban veterans experience different rates of umplanned readmission to VA and Non-VA hospitals.
Journal of Rural Health
Term used in
Fransoo R, Martens P, The Need to Know Team, Prior H, Burchill C, Koseva I, Bailly A, Allegro E.
The 2013 RHA Indicators Atlas.
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy,
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