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Titolo:
Operating conditions of psychiatric hospitals and early readmission - effects of high patient turnover
Autore:
Heggestad, T;
Indirizzi:
SINTEF, Unimed NIS Hlth Serv Res, N-7465 Trondheim, Norway SINTEF Trondheim Norway N-7465 S Hlth Serv Res, N-7465 Trondheim, Norway
Titolo Testata:
ACTA PSYCHIATRICA SCANDINAVICA
fascicolo: 3, volume: 103, anno: 2001,
pagine: 196 - 202
SICI:
0001-690X(200103)103:3<196:OCOPHA>2.0.ZU;2-A
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CASE-REGISTER; PREDICTORS; RECIDIVISM; REHOSPITALIZATION; SCHIZOPHRENIA; DISORDER; OUTCOMES; LENGTH; STAY; RISK;
Keywords:
patient readmission; outcome assessment (health care); mental health services; hospitals; psychiatric;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
23
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Heggestad, T SINTEF, Unimed NIS Hlth Serv Res, N-7465 Trondheim, Norway SINTEF Trondheim Norway N-7465 es, N-7465 Trondheim, Norway
Citazione:
T. Heggestad, "Operating conditions of psychiatric hospitals and early readmission - effects of high patient turnover", ACT PSYC SC, 103(3), 2001, pp. 196-202

Abstract

Objective: To study the association between hospitals' operating conditions and the risk of early readmission. The hypothesis was that high patient turnover might lead to a rise in the risk of readmission soon after discharge (within 30 days). Method: A multivariate model including hospital and patient variables was tested using Cox's regression analysis, adjusting for clustering effects. The material included data from 20 hospitals, with 5520 patients in the final model. Results: High patient turnover (annual discharges per bed) was significantly associated with an increased risk of readmission (hazard ratio (HR)= 3.37 (95% CI=2.39-4.75)). In addition, being discharged from a ward with relatively low access to therapists increased the hazard further. Conclusion: High patient turnover at the discharging ward was found to increase the patients' hazard of early readmission. This observation supports the hypothesis of a link between the operation conditions of the hospitals and patient outcome on a short time-scale.

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