Research Platform
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Can OT Discharge Placement Recommendations Reduce Hospital Readmissions for Patients With Low Socioeconomic Status?
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, IN, USA
  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Article Information
Advocacy / Health Services Research and Education
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2019
Can OT Discharge Placement Recommendations Reduce Hospital Readmissions for Patients With Low Socioeconomic Status?
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311510253. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP202C
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311510253. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP202C
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

OTs help determine the most effective hospital discharge placement for patients. By identifying patients’ personal needs and risk factors for readmission, OTs may accurately predict discharge placement for patients with a low socioeconomic status. This retrospective study found the likelihood of readmission was 2.63 times higher for those patients with low socioeconomic status who did not follow the OT discharge recommendations.

Primary Author and Speaker: Alyssa Formyduval

Contributing Authors: Jeffrey Crabtree