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July 20, 2016

Feasibility of preventable readmission rate as a quality measure.

Soong C.

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Soong C.

Determining the preventability of an adverse event remains a challenge. Summarizing the evidence around identifying whether a hospital readmission was avoidable and if preventable readmission rates are a reasonable measure of quality and safety, this article proposes that research focus on developing quality indicators that are more relevant to patients.