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Risk Factors for Emergency Medical Hospital Readmission

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for the risk of an emergency medical readmission based on the study of Lyratzopoulos et al.

Specialty:

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Objective:

risk factors, economics

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Description:

Lyratzopoulos et al identified risk factors associated with emergency readmission to the hospital for a medical patient. These can help identify patients who could be targeted for closer monitoring and more aggressive management to reduce readmissions. The authors are from the North/Suffolk/Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority, University of Manchester, and Stockport NHS Trust in England.

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