Ontario hospitals - mergers, shorter stays and readmissions - ARCHIVED
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Hospital characteristics that may indicate restructuring, such as a recent administrative merger or a decrease in average length of stay, were not associated with 30-day re-admissions of pneumonia or acute myocardial infarction patients. Patients with two or more related hospital admissions in the previous year were at increased risk of re-admission.
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