Preventing emergency readmissions to hospital: a scoping review

This report reviews the evidence and potential for use of emergency readmissions within 28 days of discharge from hospital as an indicator within the NHS Outcomes Framework. It draws on a rapid review of systematic reviews, complemented by a synopsis of work in four countries designed to better understand current patterns of readmissions and the interpretation of observed patterns.

Source: RAND Corporation
Date: 31 January 2012