HOSPITAL score is fairly accurate readmission tool, study says

03/26/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

The HOSPITAL score is a fairly accurate tool that uses patient factors such as hospital admission type, length of stay, and hemoglobin and sodium levels at discharge to identify people at high risk for avoidable readmission, according to Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers who published their report in JAMA Internal Medicine. A separate report in the journal found that matching the intensity of intervention to a patient's risk of readmission was one of five best practices for cost-effective interventions.

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