Hospital readmission from a transitional care unit.


Journal Article

The purpose of this project was to characterize patients readmitted to the hospital during a stay in a transitional care unit (TCUT). Typically, readmitted patients were females, widowed, with 8 medical diagnoses, and taking 12 different medications. Readmission from the TCU occurred within 7 days as a result of a newly developed problem. Most patients did not return home after readmission from the TCU. Understanding high-risk patients' characteristics that lead to costly hospital readmission during a stay in the TCU can assist clinicians and healthcare providers to plan and implement timely and effective interventions, and help facility personnel in fiscal and resource management issues.

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Cited Authors

  • Anderson, MA; Tyler, D; Helms, LB; Hanson, KS; Sparbel, KJH

Published Date

  • January 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 26 - 35

PubMed ID

  • 15686074

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15686074

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5065

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1057-3631

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00001786-200501000-00006


  • eng