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LACE Score for Predicting Death or Readmission Following Hospital Discharge

Purpose:

To identify a patient being discharged into the community for the risk of death or unplanned readmission within the next 30 days.

Specialty:

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Objective:

risk factors, other testing, selection

ICD-10:

T81.9

Description:

van Walraven et al developed the LACE score to evaluate patients being discharged into the community. The score can help to identify a patient who may have serious problems after discharge. The authors are from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, and the University of Calgary.

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