The probability of readmission within 30 days of hospital discharge is positively associated with inpatient bed occupancy at discharge - a retrospective cohort study.

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Abstract

Previous work has suggested that given a hospital's need to admit more patients from the emergency department (ED), high inpatient bed occupancy may encourage premature hospital discharges that favor the hospital's need for beds over patients' medical interests. We argue that the effects of such action would be measurable as a greater proportion of unplanned hospital readmissions among patients discharged when the hospital was full than when not. In response, the present study tested this hypothesis by investigating the association between inpatient bed occupancy at the time of hospital discharge and the 30-day readmission rate.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Helsingborg Hospital
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi
Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummer37
TidskriftBMC Emergency Medicine
Volym15
Utgivningsnummer1
StatusPublished - 2015
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa