Hospital readmissions. We'll meet again

Health Serv J. 2000 Oct 5;110(5725):30-1.


A 12-month study of emergency medical admissions at one trust suggests most readmissions could not be avoided. The re-admission rate within 28 days was 10 per cent, of which 5 per cent were found to be preventable. Readmissions were higher among smokers, men and people living in hostels. The study found no evidence of increased readmissions in winter.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Health Services Research
  • Hospitals, Public / standards
  • Hospitals, Public / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Readmission / statistics & numerical data*
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care
  • State Medicine
  • United Kingdom