Model to predict COPD hospital readmission developed

12 agosto 2014

Predictors of early rehospitalization among patients hospitalized for complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have been identified by a study. In an American nationwide analysis of more than 8,000 commercially insured adult patients with COPD, researchers concluded that several modifiable factors, such as appropriate prescriptions upon discharge and early follow up after discharge from the hospital, were associated with lower likelihood of early readmission.