Study: Patients' Memory May Affect Readmission Risk

Patients' psychiatric history and memory may predict their 30-day readmission risk, according to a study in Psychosomatics.

An interview of 84 congestive heart failure patients found that immediate memory and psychiatric history, including a history of psychiatric treatment and use of an antidepressant per chart, were associated with 30-day hospital readmission rates.

Measures of heart failure severity were not related with the readmission rate.

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