A risk stratification tool for hospitalisation in Australia using primary care data.
Sankalp Khanna, David A Rolls, Justin Boyle, Yang Xie, Rajiv Jayasena, Marienne Hibbert, Michael Georgeff
Scientific Reports | Published : 2019
Predictive risk models using general practice (GP) data to predict the risk of hospitalisation have the potential to identify patients for targeted care. Effective use can help deliver significant reductions in the incidence of hospitalisation, particularly for patients with chronic conditions, the highest consumers of hospital resources. There are currently no published validated risk models for the Australian context using GP data to predict hospitalisation. In addition, published models for other contexts typically rely on a patient's history of prior hospitalisations, a field not commonly available in GP information systems, as a predictor. We present a predictive risk model developed fo..View full abstract