Association Between Unplanned and Planned Readmissions in an University Hospital

비예정과 예정된 재입원 환자들간의 관련 요인 분석

  • Oh, Hyonh-Joo (Department of Medical Administration, Yuhan College) ;
  • Yu, Seung Hum (Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine)
  • 오현주 (유한대학 의무행정과) ;
  • 유승흠 (연세대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실)
  • Published : 1997.12.30


This study describes associated factors of readmission of 213 inpatients from an university hospital in Seoul. This retrospective study reviewed medical records of patients who discharged from a hospital stay for general diseases between 1 August 1995 and 31 October 1995, Cases were 68 discharge patients with an unplanned readmission within 30 days of discharge from an index stay. And the other cases are 145 patients who had more than two discharges and didn't have an unplanned readmission within 30 days. Logistic regression model was analyzed and the results were as follows; 1. duration of readmission, rate of unpayed, room, path, and risk of disease were more likely to be readmitted unexpectedly than the expected readmission patients. 2. early readmission, low risk condition group, and inadquateness of discharge plann for patients had unplanned radmissions rather than planned readmissions. Therefore, discharge planning education to health care provider is required and assessement of discharge planning should be evaluated. Readmissions are usually for related problems that arose during the original hopitaliztion and caused cost problems. Especially the unplanned readmissions are frequently preventable. Ultimately, models for readmissions can serve as a valuable clinical tool for target high-risk patients and older patients and with this kind of tools we can reduce hospital readmissions and maintain high-quality of inpatient care.