30-day unplanned readmission rate in otolaryngology patients: A population-based study in Thuringia, Germany
30-day unplanned readmission rate in otolaryngology patients: A population-based study in Thuringia, Germany (Plos).
Analyze associations between patients characteristics and treatment factors with 30-day unplanned readmissions in hospitalized otolaryngology patients in the German Diagnosis Related Group (D-DRG) system. Methods A retrospective cohort study was performed on 15.271 otolaryngology admissions of 12.859 patients in 2015 in Thuringia, Germany. The medical records of the 1173 cases (7.6%) with readmission within 30-days were analyzed in detail.
The causes of unplanned 30-day readmission in German otolaryngology inpatients
are multifactorial. Specific patient and treatment characteristics were
identified to be targeted with health care interventions to decrease unplanned
Quelle: Plos, 17.10.2019