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A comparison of models for predicting early hospital readmissions

OPEN Journal of biomedical informatics | 6 Jun 2015

J Futoma, MD Jonathan Morris and J Lucas
Abstract
Risk sharing arrangements between hospitals and payers together with penalties imposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) are driving an interest in decreasing early readmissions. There are a number of published risk models predicting 30 day readmissions for particular patient populations, however they often exhibit poor predictive performance and would be unsuitable for use in a clinical setting. In this work we describe and compare several predictive models, some of which have never been applied to this task and which outperform the regression methods that are typically applied in the healthcare literature. In addition, we apply methods from deep learning to the five conditions CMS is using to penalize hospitals, and offer a simple framework for determining which conditions are most cost effective to target.
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Prediction, Medicaid, Scientific method, Medicare, Hospital, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health insurance, Regression analysis
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