Article from Science Daily

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a novel web-based tool that predicts a patient’s 15-day readmission risk.

Patients who are discharged after a hospital stay will want to stay away from the hospital for as long as possible. However, in Singapore, approximately 15 per cent of patients who have been discharged from hospitals will succumb to a readmission within 30 days, while globally, readmission rates within 30 days can be as high as 20 per cent.

The good news is, studies have shown that readmissions within 15 days of a patient’s discharge are often preventable. To identify patients who are most likely to benefit from interventions, a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) developed a novel web-based tool that predicts a patient’s 15-day readmission risk, taking into consideration various risk factors.

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