[Development of a model for predicting emergency hospital admission and readmission in Catalonia]

Rajmil L, Lopez-Aguila S
Record ID 32010000728
Authors' objectives:

The aim of this study was to analyze risk factors and probabilities of unexpected hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations in the population attending primary care centers in an area of Catalonia.

Authors' recomendations: Predictive models of admissions and readmissions showed factors already found in previous published studies, and also with similar predictive values. In general, age and hospitalizations in the previous year were the factors with more predictive value. Some individual factors not included in the present study would improve the model, such as the inclusion of social support, and morbidity index. In spite of some limitations of the study, models presented here have a potential impact on clinical practice in the attention to individuals at high risk of hospitalization. Besides starting interventions addressed to reduce hospitalizations in these population groups cost effectiveness studies should be also necessary.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2010
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Models, Organizational
  • Patient Discharge
  • Patient Readmission
  • Spain
Organisation Name: Agencia de Qualitat i Avaluacio Sanitries de Catalunya
Contact Address: Antoni Parada, CAHTA, Roc Boronat, 81-95 (2nd floor), 08005 Barcelona, Spain, Tel. +34 935 513 928, Fax: +34 935 517 510
Contact Name: direccio@aatrm.catsalut.net / aparada@aatrm.catsalut.net
Contact Email: direccio@aatrm.catsalut.net / aparada@aatrm.catsalut.net
Copyright: Catalan Agency for Health Information, Assessment and Quality (CAHIAQ)
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