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dc.creatorMandal, Bidisha
dc.description.abstractIt is important to understand if current healthcare systems are utilizing hospital resources efficiently and cost-effectively, and whether patients are receiving appropriate care in a timely manner. One of the ways to achieve this goal is to reduce recurrent hospitalizations among patients with chronic conditions. I analyzed 2015–2016 inpatient admissions data from the Pullman Regional Hospital, located in the City of Pullman in Whitman County, which serves a large rural community to examine inpatient admissions related to chronic conditions. I found that chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, and hypertension are the most common chronic condition diagnoses during hospital admissions and 30-day readmissions.
dc.publisherPullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Bulletin (Washington State University. Extension) ; 62E
dc.subject.lcshChronic diseases--Washington (State)
dc.subject.lcshHospital utilization--Washington (State)
dc.subject.lcshHealth services accessibility--Washington (State)
dc.subject.lcshRural health services--Washington (State)
dc.subject.lcshRural health--Washington (State)
dc.titleChronic conditions and hospitalizations : findings from a rural hospital

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