Journal article

The impact of cultural and linguistic diversity on hospital readmission in patients hospitalized with acute heart failure

Michael Seman, Bill Karanatsios, Koen Simons, Roman Falls, Neville Tan, Chiew Wong, Christopher Barrington-Brown, Nicholas Cox, Christopher J Neil

European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020


AIMS: Health services worldwide face the challenge of providing care for increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations. The aims of this study were to determine whether CALD patients hospitalized with acute heart failure (HF) are at increased risk of rehospitalization and emergency department (ED) visitation after discharge, compared to non-CALD patients, and within CALD patients to ascertain the impact of limited English proficiency (LEP) on outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: A cohort of 1613 patients discharged from hospital following an episode of acute HF was derived from hospital administrative datasets. CALD status was based on both country of birth and primary spok..

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