Table 1

VESPEERA intervention components for all study arms

InterventionsStudy arm 1: planned admission into a participating hospitalStudy arm 2: planned admission into a non-participating hospitalStudy arm 3: unplanned admission into a participating hospitalStudy arm 4: unplanned admission into a non-participating hospitalStudy arm 5: control group, not participating in VESPEERA
General practiceInterventions in the general practice before admission:
(A) assessment for admission
(B) admission letter and patient brochure
XX
HospitalInterventions in the hospital:
(C) telephonic discharge conversation
(D) determination of HOSPITAL Score and patient discharge information
X
General practiceInterventions in the general practice after discharge:
(E) assessment for planning of follow-up care
(F) telephone monitoring, depending on the risk for rehospitalisation
XXXX