Factors influencing readmission risk: implications for quality monitoring.
Holloway, James J
Date of Pub
Thomas, J William
By applying multiple logistic regression to data from the 1980 National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey, independent
risk factors for readmission to an acute care hospital within 31 days of the preceding discharge were identified. Subjects
who were initially admitted for a high-risk condition, those with poor perceived health status, and those who had no surgical
procedures performed were most likely to be readmitted. Sex, race, marital status, insurance coverage, and access to outpatient
care did not independently influence readmission risk. Readmission risk models used to monitor quality of care need not adjust
for these nonmedical factors.
Health Status Indicators : Risk Factors : Data Collection : Hospitals/utilization : Human : Patient Readmission/statistics
& numerical data : Quality of Health Care : Regression Analysis : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : United States/epidemiology