Derivation and validation of an index to predict early death or unplanned readmission after discharge from hospital to the community

Van Walraven, Carl; Dhalla, Irfan A.; Bell, Chaim; Etchells, Edward; Stiell, Ian G.; Zarnke, Kelly; Austin, Peter C.; Forster, Alan J.
April 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/6/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 6, p551
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "Derivation and validation of an index to predict early death or unplanned readmission after discharge from hospital to the community," which appeared at www.cmaj.ca. It presents a study which intends to validate an index to measure the risks of readmission or early death within 30 days after discharge from hospital. Patient-level variables from 4,812 patients were collected. Results indicate that LACE index could measure readmission or death risks.


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