Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)


Predicting potentially avoidable readmission in medical patients and the role of comorbidities

Thursday, 2016/03/17, 16:00

Readmissions after an acute care hospitalization are frequent and associated with significant burden for patients and healthcare systems. Overall, 14-22% of the patients are readmitted within 30 days after discharge of an acute care hospitalization. A recent systematic review showed that interventions could reduce rates of readmission, but also that the most successful interventions are the most complex ones. Therefore, to be efficient, we need to target these intensive discharge interventions to the patients with a high risk of readmission. The HOSPITAL score has been shown to accurately identify medical patients at high risk for 30-day readmission and is currently one of the best validated readmission prediction models, with good performance showed in 5 countries and nearly 150,000 patients. In this seminar, I will present the development and validation of the HOSPITAL score, and discuss some of the challenges faced during the international validation study.

Event organizer: ISPM Bern
Speaker: Dr. med. Jacques Donzé, MSc, Leitender Arzt House-Staff, Facharzt Innere Medizin (FMH), Universitätsklinik für Allgemeine Innere Medizin, Insel Spital Bern
Date: 2016/03/17
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Locality: Seminarraum, Finkenhubelweg 11 (1st Floor)
ISPM Hauptgebäude
Finkenhubelweg 11
3012 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge