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Table 1 Frequency of reported factors predisposing to ICU readmissions

From: A qualitative exploration of the discharge process and factors predisposing to readmissions to the intensive care unit

Factor Physicians Interviews n (%) n = 10 Nurse Interviews n (%) n = 9 Total Interviews n (%) n = 19
Patient Factors
 Severity of illness 6 (60%) 5 (56%) 11 (58%)
 Undefined goals of care 9 (90%) 5 (56%) 14 (77%)
Process Factors
 Communication 10 (100%) 6 (67%) 16 (84%)
 Transitions of care 6 (60%) 8 (89%) 14 (77%)
Provider Factors
 Discharge decision-making 7 (70%) 8 (89%) 15 (79%)
 Experience and comfort level 6 (60%) 5 (56%) 11 (58%)
Organizational Factors
 Resource constraints 7 (70%) 3 (33%) 8 (42%)
 Institutional policies 4 (40%) 5 (56%) 9 (47%)