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Model for Predicting Hospital Readmission in Elderly Male

Purpose:

To evaluate an elderly male admitted to a general medical service for probability of readmission using the model of Burns and Nichols.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

other testing, selection

ICD-10:

T81.9

Description:

Burns and Nichols developed a logistic regression model for predicting risk of hospital readmission in an elderly male. This can help identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive management and monitoring. The authors are from the Veterans Administration Medical Center and the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

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