Using data to reduce hospital readmissions

Patricia Durkin Franklin, Cheryl M. Noetscher, Mark E. Murphy, Ronald J. Lagoe

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-85
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


  • Hospital outcomes
  • Hospital readmissions
  • Hospitalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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