COMPRI--an instrument to detect patients with complex care needs: results from a European study

Psychosomatics. 2001 May-Jun;42(3):222-8. doi: 10.1176/appi.psy.42.3.222.


The authors developed a screening instrument to detect patients in need of complex care coordination at admission to a general hospital. On the basis of a series of risk factors for care complexity, the authors constructed a short, care complexity prediction instrument (COMPRI) and assessed its qualities. The COMPRI is an easily administered screening instrument that detects patients at risk for complex care needs for whom care coordination is indicated. COMPRI's predictive power exceeds all currently available case-mix instruments.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis-Related Groups
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Hospitals, General / organization & administration
  • Hospitals, General / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Length of Stay
  • Male
  • Mental Health Services / organization & administration
  • Mental Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Middle Aged
  • Needs Assessment*
  • Patient Admission*
  • Patient Care / classification*
  • Risk Assessment / methods*