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Readmission Risk Factors for Pediatric Patient Hospitalized for Pneumonia

Purpose:

To identify a pediatric patient at risk for readmission within 30 days following a hospitalization for pneumonia based on the study of Neuman et al.

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Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

J13, J14, J15, J16, J17, J18

Description:

Neuman et al identified risk factors for hospital readmission of a pediatric patient admitted for pneumonia. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from multiple children's hospitals in the United States.

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