Predictors of early hospital readmission for asthma among inner-city children

Marina Reznik, Susan Hailpern, Philip Ozuah

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Abstract

Factors associated with early asthma readmission have not been fully studied. To identify predictors of early readmission, we performed a matched case-control study of children discharged with primary diagnosis of asthma. Cases were readmitted with asthma within 30 days of discharge. Controls were not readmitted. Conditional logistic regression analysis was used. History of asthma hospitalization within the past 12 months was an independent predictor of early readmission (OR 1.89, p = 0.021). Modifiable factors such as medical treatment and management during and upon discharge from the index admission did not predict early asthma readmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Asthma
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 27 2006

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Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Children
  • Early readmission
  • Inner-city
  • Modifiable predictors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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