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Unscheduled hospital contacts after inpatient discharge: A national observational study of COPD and heart failure patients in England.

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Summary of "Unscheduled hospital contacts after inpatient discharge: A national observational study of COPD and heart failure patients in England."

Readmissions are a recognised challenge for providers of healthcare and incur financial penalties in a growing number of countries. However, the scale of unscheduled hospital contacts including attendances at emergency departments that do not result in admission is not well known. In addition, little is known about the route to readmission for patients recently discharged from an emergency hospital stay.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0218128

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