Optimizing passage, from primary care to hospital and back, for readmissions patients

Petersen, Poul; Olsen, Jimmi S; Skjærbæk, Christian; Nielsen, Thomas
January 2011
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation & Emergency Medici;2012 Supplement 2, p36
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which examines the number of medical and surgical patients readmitted to A-24 Acute Ward of the Regional Hospital Viborg in Denmark in 2011. The study used a standardized questionnaire which were evaluated by a panel from the departments involved and were compared to the data from an audit in the previous year. The study suggests that patient readmission can be reduced by 20 to 30 percent, although the extent to which readmissions can be reduced is uncertain.


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