Table 4

Seven-day readmission proportions for patients with a direct indicator of harm in the second or subsequent episode of the initial spell

A direct indicator of harm in the second or subsequent episode of the initial spellOverall 7 day readmission rateP value associated with the presence of direct harm
Present
Number of patientsNumber readmittedProportion readmitted within 7 days
Acute myocardial infarction25692188.5%6.8%<0.001
Urgent bowel surgery393246.1%6.5%0.76
Elective bowel surgery528428.0%6.4%0.12
Hip replacement15085.3%2.6%0.06
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