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Study identifies risk factors for hospital readmissions
Date:6/11/2014

are important predictors of subsequent readmission within 30 days, independent of other clinical factors, Bushnell said.

"If our model is validated in a larger study, it could then be used in electronic health records to provide a potentially reproducible, efficient and effective means of selecting patients most at risk for subsequent hospital readmission. A logical next step is to develop innovative tools and programs for stroke patients to keep patients from being readmitted," Bushnell said.

A limitation of the study was that data was collected solely at discharge, she said, adding that subsequent research will include evaluation of post-discharge data.


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Contact: Marguerite Beck
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336-716-2415
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
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