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Table 1 Readmission rates by patient group

From: Predicting readmission of heart failure patients using automated follow-up calls

  Readmitted patients Not readmitted patients Total patients Risk index P- value
All patients 244 851 1095 22%  
General status question      
Responded to general status question      0.0323
Yes 174 663 837 21%  
No 70 188 258 27%  
Total 244 851 1095 22%  
Response trend      <0.0001
Neutral trend 46 283 329 14%  
Positive trend 16 81 97 16%  
Negative trend 33 56 89 37%  
Total 95 420 515 18%  
First call response      0.0324
Better 80 363 443 18%  
Same 60 164 224 27%  
Worse or much worse 14 49 63 22%  
Total 154 576 730 21%  
Second call response      <0.0001
Better 53 359 412 13%  
Same 37 115 152 24%  
Worse or much worse 25 33 58 43%  
Total 115 507 622 18%