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This article is about Multiple Encounter patients who have been discharged and re-admitted in a short time frame.

ICU Definition

For ICU, a readmission is a patient where

  • (admit date/time) - (most recent ICU discharge date/time to ward or home) <= 72 hours
  • is not admitted for planned and scheduled surgery
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  • might be readmitted from Ward or outside hospital
    • is there anywhere pt would not be allowed to be admitted from? Ttenbergen 18:07, 2012 November 22 (EST) Ttenbergen 12:54, 2014 January 16 (CST)Interro-01.gif

Medicine Definition

For medicine, a readmission is a patient where

  • (admit date/time) - (most recent discharge date/time to the hospital) <= 7 days after their most recent discharge time to the hospital
  • is admitted from outside hospital

Legacy information

  • (Legacy: planned surgery used to be excluded, but this stopped because of insufficient data when we stopped collecting some APACHE elements in the medicine program Dec 31, 2006)

Data Use

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