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The probability of readmission within 30 days of hospital discharge is positively associated with inpatient bed occupancy at discharge - a retrospective cohort study.

Blom, Mathias LU ; Erwander, Karin LU ; Gustafsson, Lars; Landin-Olsson, Mona LU ; Jonsson, Fredrik and Ivarsson, Kjell LU (2015) In BMC Emergency Medicine 15(1).
Abstract
Previous work has suggested that given a hospital's need to admit more patients from the emergency department (ED), high inpatient bed occupancy may encourage premature hospital discharges that favor the hospital's need for beds over patients' medical interests. We argue that the effects of such action would be measurable as a greater proportion of unplanned hospital readmissions among patients discharged when the hospital was full than when not. In response, the present study tested this hypothesis by investigating the association between inpatient bed occupancy at the time of hospital discharge and the 30-day readmission rate.
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10.1186/s12873-015-0067-9
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  author       = {Blom, Mathias and Erwander, Karin and Gustafsson, Lars and Landin-Olsson, Mona and Jonsson, Fredrik and Ivarsson, Kjell},
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {BMC Emergency Medicine},
  title        = {The probability of readmission within 30 days of hospital discharge is positively associated with inpatient bed occupancy at discharge - a retrospective cohort study.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12873-015-0067-9},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2015},
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