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Table 3 Association of Outpatient Clinic Visits and Hospital Readmissions

From: Roles of disease severity and post-discharge outpatient visits as predictors of hospital readmissions

  No ED/UCC/Clinic visits (N = 26,568) ED/UCC visits only (N = 6742) Clinic visits only (N = 16,131) Both ED /UCC and Clinic visits (N = 6091)
No Readmission (N = 49,521) 26,256 (47.3 %) 3047 (5.5 %) 16,033 (28.9 %) 4185 (7.5 %)
Readmission from ED/UCC (N = 5381) 0 3695 (6.7 %) 0 1686 (3.0 %)
Readmission from Clinics (N = 318) 0 0 98 (0.2 %) 220 (0.4 %)
Readmission from others (N = 312) 312 (0.6 %) 0 0 0
  1. Clinics: any outpatient visits within the first 30 days from index hospital discharge. Others: unknown readmission service or readmitted to other hospitals
  2. ED/UCC Emergency Department or Urgent Care Center
  3. The percentage in this table reflects the events/total 55,532 admissions P < 0.001