Journal Article

Incidence of potentially avoidable urgent readmissions and their relation to all-cause urgent readmissions.

van Walraven C, Jennings A, Taljaard M, et al. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2011;183.

Readmissions after hospital discharge are common and may be related to adverse events after discharge. However, this Canadian study of discharges from 11 hospitals found that fewer than 1 in 5 urgent readmissions could be considered preventable. Both this proportion and the overall incidence of readmissions varied widely across individual hospitals.