Qualitative Annotated Bibliography

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Qualitative Annotated Bibliography

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Topic: 30-Day hospital Readmission

Main purpose and scope of the cited work

The article looks into the reasons and predictors for hospital readmission within 30 days and 180 days after discharge. The overall goal of the research is to reduce the readmission rates.

Brief description of the research the value and significance of the work

The research focuses on the Elderly Rehabilitation Unit, Dundee Medicine for the Elderly rehabilitation, identifying the patients vulnerable to readmission and the reasons behind. The work has outlined significant points regarding readmission which include: the expenses involved, reasons and predictors for readmission and how to possibly avoid transmission.

Possible shortcomings

The study focused only on an elderly rehabilitation unit. The information obtained is centered to one place and to a particular group of individuals, the elderly.

Author’s Conclusions and evidence to support the potential problem

Most readmissions occur for different reasons other than for the original admission and readmission patterns differ for both early and late readmission calling for different mitigation strategies. The study researches reasons and predictors for early readmission as well as mitigation measures. The accuracy of the research is shown through sampling a large number of patients (3984) and using data of over a long period of time (13 years).

Annotated Bibliography

Leppin AL, et al. ( 2014). Preventing 30-Day Hospital Readmissions: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials. JAMA Intern Med

Main purpose and scope of the cited work
The research focuses on ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients in the United States, seeking to provide estimates on overall readmission trends. It also seeks to find out the facts such as effects of teaching, length of stay, mortality and costs associated with early readmission.

Brief description of the research and Value and significance of the work

A study on over 18 years with primary diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage or acute ischemic and analyzing the Nationwide Readmissions Database between January 1, 2010, and September 30, 2015. This represented 50% of all US admissions from 22 different dispersed states. The research is quite important in outlining reasons for readmission and how it can be prevented in an attempt to improve medical care and reduce costs

Possible shortcomings or bias in the work

The study only focuses on a specific disease to study factors related to early readmission.

Author’s Conclusions and evidence to support the potential problem

30-day readmission was highest with intracerebral hemorrhage then ischemic stroke and lastly with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Also patients discharged of high stroke from non-teaching hospitals were at highly risks of being readmitted early. The research covers approximated 50% of the US hospitalizations increasing the accuracy of the information.

Annotated Bibliography

Bambhroliya AB, et al. (2018). Estimates and Temporal Trend for US Nationwide 30-Day Hospital Readmission Among Patients With Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke. JAMA Netw




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