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Ulster Med J. 1996 Nov;65(2):142-4.

Re-admission of elderly patients after in-patient rehabilitation.

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Care of the Elderly Unit, Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast.

Abstract

The re-admission rates of a cohort of 97 elderly patients discharged from hospital were ascertained. The overall re-admission rate at 30 days was 15%, at 90 days 24% and at 180 days, 30%. On 4 occasions (9%) re-admission was deemed avoidable by the general practitioner. Deterioration of existing disease accounted for 16 (36%) and a new medical event for 22 (49%) re-admissions.

PMID:
8979782
PMCID:
PMC2448585
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