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readmission

An event which occurs when a patient is admitted as an inpatient to any specialty in any UK hospital within a specified time period (i.e., within 28 days) of discharge from a continuous inpatient stay.

readmission

Managed care The admission of a Pt to a health care facility for a condition–eg, stroke, MI, GI bleeding, hip fracture, cancer surgery, shortly after discharge. See nth admission. Cf Admission, Discharge.

readmission

(rē″ăd-mish′ŏn) [ re- + admission]
The return of a patient to inpatient hospital care shortly after discharge (typically within 30 days of discharge).
readmit (-mit′)
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Until now, little was known about the effects of dementia on early hospital readmission.
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The readmission measures for AMI, HF, and pneumonia have been publicly reported since 2009, and the CMS plans to expand reporting to include Hospital-Wide Readmission and Total Hip Arthroplasty and Total Knee Arthroplasty (elective primary) Readmission in 2013.
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