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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
Using Health Care Data To Improve Utilization and Outcomes

Using Data To Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Franklin, Patricia D. MD; Noetscher, Cheryl M. MS, RN; Murphy, Mark E. MS, RN; Lagoe, Ronald J. PhD

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Abstract

This article describes the importance and the development of data concerning hospital readmissions as an outcomes indicator. It emphasizes the need for consistent definition of readmissions according to time intervals and diagnostic categories. It describes the development of readmission information using computer abstract databases to ensure consistency of indicators. It also provides examples of data developed through this approach.

© 1999 Aspen Publishers, Inc.

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