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New rating scale may help predict readmissions

Case Management Insider, June 9, 2015

A new Canadian study shows that using a Clinical Frailty Scale to gauge patient health can predict which patients may be more likely to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge.

According to the study, which was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers found that patients who scored a five or above on the scale were more likely to be readmitted. Having this information may open the door for clinicians to intervene to help improve outcomes.
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