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Predictive Modeling of 30-Day Emergency Hospital Transport of Patients Using a Personal Emergency Response System: Prognostic Retrospective Study

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Predictive Modeling of 30-Day Emergency Hospital Transport of Patients Using a Personal Emergency Response System: Prognostic Retrospective Study

December 2, 2018

Predictive Modeling of 30-Day Emergency Hospital Transport of Patients Using a Personal Emergency Response System: Prognostic Retrospective Study

This study showed that remotely collected patient data using a PERS service can be used to predict 30-day hospital transport. Furthermore, linking these data to clinical observations from the EHR showed that predicted high-risk patients had nearly four times higher rates of emergency encounters in the year following the prediction date compared with low-risk patients. Health care providers could benefit from our validated predictive model by estimating the risk of 30-day emergency hospital transport for individual patients and target timely preventive interventions to high-risk patients. We are testing this hypothesis in a randomized clinical trial where risk predictions are combined with a stepped intervention pathway. This approach could lead to overall improved patient experience, higher quality of care, and more efficient resource utilization. Future studies should explore the impact of combined EHR and PERS data on predictive accuracy.

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