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dc.contributor.authorBjorvatn, Afsaneh
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-04T10:43:02Z
dc.date.available2020-12-04T10:43:02Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationBjorvatn, Afsaneh. (2013). Hospital readmission among elderly patients. Health Economics in Prevention and Care, 14 (5), 809-820.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11250/2711913
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the incidence and determinants of hospital readmissions among elderly patients in Norway. The analyses are based on registered data on inpatient admissions to public hospitals from 1999 to 2006. During this period, mean length of stay in hospital decreased, while readmission rates increased. Probit and instrumental variable regression models are applied for the analyses. The results indicate that longer length of stay in the hospital is associated with lower probability of readmission. A patient’s age, comorbidities, and complexity of the treatment procedure are positively associated with readmissions, while higher number of diagnostic procedures negatively affects hospital readmission. Finally, patients discharged to institutions are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital.en_US
dc.publisherThe European Journal of Health Economicsen_US
dc.subjectprospective paymentsen_US
dc.subjectreadmissionen_US
dc.subjectlength of stayen_US
dc.subjectdischarge destinationen_US
dc.titleHospital readmission among elderly patientsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.pagenumber809–820en_US
dc.source.volume14en_US
dc.source.journalThe European Journal of Health Economicsen_US
dc.source.issue5en_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10198-012-0426-3


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