Abstract: Previous studies found that race-ethnicity and social determinants of health (SDH) were associated with readmission. However, the effects on the broader population and the effects of SDH on readmission depending upon race-ethnicity remain unclear. This study demonstrated the complex interplay between SDH and race-ethnicity influencing 30-day readmission. Based on the identification of susceptible groups of patients, these results will be used to establish priorities for limited resources to reduce readmission.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: The attendees will learn how the combination of social determinants of health (SDH) and racial-ethnicity impact disparities in 30-day readmission using multiple multivariate analytic methods. Further, they will learn how such a mixed methods approach can reveal different groups of patients (not defined by a single predictor alone) at the highest risk of readmission, towards whom health care organizations can deploy resources to reduce readmissions.


Wan-Ting Su (Presenter)
Henry Ford Health System

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