External Validation and Comparison of Early Readmission's Risk Scores in Older Adults: Prospective Observational Study

February 7, 2020

Unplanned readmissions in older patients are a prominent and current issue for healthcare professionals and regulators. They can indeed be very deleterious for patients, leading to an increased risk of dependence and functional or psychosocial decline,1 and for hospitals as these readmissions are costly.2 Moreover, the reduction of readmissions was introduced into guidelines by health system organizations as a quality indicator.3,4