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Nijhawan AE, Kitchell E, Etherton SS
Half of 30-day hospital readmissions among HIV-infected patients are potentially preventable.
The researchers assessed whether readmissions among HIV-infected patients were potentially preventable using both published criteria and detailed chart review, how readmissions might have been prevented, and the phase of care deemed suboptimal (inpatient care, discharge planning, post-discharge). They found that among 130 individuals experiencing 30-day readmissions, about half were determined to be potentially preventable using published criteria (53 percent) or implicit chart review (48 percent).
Citation: Nijhawan AE, Kitchell E, Etherton SS . Half of 30-day hospital readmissions among HIV-infected patients are potentially preventable. AIDS Patient Care STDS 2015 Sep;29(9):465-73. doi: 10.1089/apc.2015.0096..
Keywords: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hospital Readmissions, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Prevention