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Safety of elderly fallers: identifying associated risk factors for 30-day unplanned readmissions using a clinical data warehouse.

El Abd A, Schwab C, Clementz A, et al. Safety of elderly fallers: identifying associated risk factors for 30-day unplanned readmissions using a clinical data warehouse. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(3):230-236. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000893

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April 20, 2022
El Abd A, Schwab C, Clementz A, et al. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(3):230-236.

Older adults are at high risk for 30-day unplanned hospital readmission. This study identified patient-level risk factors among patients 75 years or older who were initially hospitalized for fall-related injuries. Risk factors included being a male, abnormal concentration of C-reactive protein, and anemia. Discharge programs targeting these patients could reduce 30-day unplanned readmissions.

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El Abd A, Schwab C, Clementz A, et al. Safety of elderly fallers: identifying associated risk factors for 30-day unplanned readmissions using a clinical data warehouse. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(3):230-236. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000893