Predicting Probability of Hospital Readmission for Elderly Patients
|To identify an elderly patient at risk for 2 or more hospital admissions during the next 4 years using the logistic regression equation of Pacala et al.|
|Geriatric Medicine - Internal Medicine|
|risk factors, other testing|
Pacala et al identified comorbid conditions that could predict the probability of repeated hospital admission in an elderly patient. This can help identify those patients who may require closer monitoring or more aggressive therapy. The authors are from the University of Minnesota.
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