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Titolo:
Screening inappropriate hospital days on the basis of routinely available data
Autore:
Halfon, P; Eggli, Y;
Indirizzi:
CHU Vaudois, Planning & Evaluat Off, CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland CHU Vaudois Lausanne Switzerland CH-1011 , CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland Univ Lausanne, Inst Econ & Management Sante, Lausanne, Switzerland Univ Lausanne Lausanne Switzerland agement Sante, Lausanne, Switzerland
Titolo Testata:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE
fascicolo: 4, volume: 13, anno: 2001,
pagine: 289 - 299
SICI:
1353-4505(200108)13:4<289:SIHDOT>2.0.ZU;2-T
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CARE; APPROPRIATENESS; STAY; EPIDEMIOLOGY; QUALITY; PROGRAM; DESIGN; CLAIMS; DELAYS; BEDS;
Keywords:
appropriateness review; Bayes theorem; hospitalization; length of stay; nursing process;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
50
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Halfon, P Univ Lausanne, Inst Med Sociale & Prevent, Rue du Bugnon 17, CH-1005 Lausanne, Switzerland Univ Lausanne Rue du Bugnon 17 Lausanne Switzerland CH-1005 and
Citazione:
P. Halfon e Y. Eggli, "Screening inappropriate hospital days on the basis of routinely available data", INT J QUAL, 13(4), 2001, pp. 289-299

Abstract

Objective. The systematic use of regular hospital utilization reviews has proved costly, particularly in countries with short average lengths of stay. This study examines the performance of three tests based on routinely collected data when screening inappropriate hospital days. Design. The Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol was used to set the gold standard. The first screening test was simply based on the comparison of an observed length of stay with a target value; the second test additionally made allowances for surgical and intensive care procedures while the third added the amount of required nursing workload to these data. Setting. The neurology and general surgery departments of a Swiss university hospital. Participants. Every day of care for all inpatients stays was reviewed to assess the appropriateness of hospital use and submitted to the screening algorithm (9000 hospital days). Main outcome measures. Receiver-operating characteristics curves were compared to optimize the performance of the screening tests. The best test was applied to all units of the hospital and rates of inappropriate days were computed using a Bayesian approach. Results. The first and the second tests have a sensitivity of 66-80% and aspecificity of 66-67%. Nursing workload data yield no significant improvement of the screening test. An unbiased estimate of the rate of inappropriate days may be computed. Conclusion. The present study provides some evidence that a screening approach is useful, feasible and efficient for detecting inappropriate hospitaldays.

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