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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Carey K, Lin MY
Hospital length of stay and readmission: an early investigation.
This study is a retrospective examination of the association between length of stay in an index hospitalization and readmission within 7 days and within 30 days of discharge. It found negative associations between length of stay and readmission probability, particularly for heart attack patients; however, the magnitude of the effect was modest for heart attack.
Citation: Carey K, Lin MY . Hospital length of stay and readmission: an early investigation. Med Care Res Rev 2014 Feb;71(1):99-111. doi: 10.1177/1077558713504998..
Keywords: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Heart Disease and Health, Hospital Readmissions, Hospitalization, Hospital Discharge
Mitchell SE, Gardiner PM, Sadikova E
Patient activation and 30-day post-discharge hospital utilization.
This study examining the role of patient activation in the rate of hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge found that adult medical patients in an urban academic safety net hospital with lower levels of patient activation had a higher rate of post-discharge 30-day hospital utilization.
Citation: Mitchell SE, Gardiner PM, Sadikova E . Patient activation and 30-day post-discharge hospital utilization. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Feb;29(2):349-55. doi: 10.1007/s11606-013-2647-2..
Keywords: Emergency Department, Hospital Discharge, Hospital Readmissions, Hospitalization