TABLE 2

Association of Potential Preventability and Contributing Factors and Categorization of Contributing Factors

Potentially Preventable Readmissions (n = 90), %Non–Potentially Preventable Readmissions (n = 215), %Hospital Factors (n = 107), %PCP Factors (n = 12), %Patient Factors (n = 48), %
Contributing factors
 At least 1 of 3 contributing factors86.720.4***
 Hospital contributing factors77.116.7***
 PCP contributing factors14.50.5***
 Patient contributing factors39.29.2***
Categorization of contributing factorsa
 1: Patient assessment37.458.310.4
 2: Patient/caregiver education10.30.02.1
 3: Handover communication10.316.72.1
 4: After discharge from the hospital7.525.060.4
 6: Postoperative complication/hospital-acquired condition28.00.00.0
 7: Contributing social factors or parental anxiety0.90.025.0
 8: Other5.60.00.0
  • a Categories are adapted from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s STAAR (STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations) Readmission Diagnostic Worksheet.22 Categories are not mutually exclusive.

  • *** P < .001.