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Predicting Probability of Hospital Readmission for Elderly Patients

Purpose:

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.

Specialty:

Geriatric Medicine - Internal Medicine

Objective:

risk factors, other testing

ICD-10:

R69

Description:

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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