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Early hospital readmission is a predictor of one-year mortality in community-dwelling older Medicare beneficiaries.

Authors
  • Lum, Hillary D
  • Studenski, Stephanie A
  • Degenholtz, Howard B
  • Hardy, Susan E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2012
Volume
27
Issue
11
Pages
1467–1474
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11606-012-2116-3
PMID: 22692634
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Among community-dwelling older adults, early hospital readmission is a marker for notably increased risk of one-year mortality. Providers, patients, and families all might respond profitably to an early readmission by reviewing treatment plans and goals of care.

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