[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012].
An algorithm has been developed for identification of in-patients at high risk of unplanned re-admission to NHS hospitals within 30 days of discharge. It is possible to identify subgroups of patients (for example, those with dementia) with a high proportion of patients who will be re-admitted within 30 days. The PARR model for predicting risk of readmissions has been updated (PARR-30), to make predictions over 30 days instead of 12 months.
Billings, J. Blunt, I. [and] Steventon, A. [et al] (2012). Development of a predictive model to identify inpatients at risk of re-admission within 30 days of discharge (PARR-30). BMJ Open, August 10th 2012, Vol.2(4), pii: e001667. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).