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Risk Factors for Unplanned Readmission in Older Trauma Patient

Purpose:

To identify an older adult who may be at risk for unplanned readmission following trauma based on the study of Fawcett et al.

Specialty:

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Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

S00-S09, S10-S19, S20-S29, S30-S39, S40-S49, S50-S59, S60-S69, S70-S79, S80-S89, S90-S99, T00-T07, T08-T14, T79-T79

Description:

Fawcett et al identified risk factors associated with unplanned readmission for an older adult trauma patient. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Harborview Medical Center, the University of Washington and the Washington State Department of Health.

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