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Early Readmission Risk Factors for Elderly Patients with Congestive Heart Failure

Purpose:

To identify an elderly patient admitted for congestive heart failure (CHF) at risk for readmission within 90 days based on the study of Vinson et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, General Practice, General Preventive Medicine

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

I50

Description:

Vinson et al identified risk factors associated with readmission for congestive heart failure in elderly patients. These factors can help identify a patient who may require closer monitoring or more aggressive management. The authors are from Jewish Hospital and Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

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