Predictors of hospital readmission in children with neurologic conditions

Takeaway

  • Predictors of unplanned readmission to hospital in children with neurologic conditions include use of multiple antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), admission to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), presence of a major complication or comorbidity (MCC) and seizure with MCC.

Why this matters

  • Identifying children at high risk for readmission might help to target discharge-related interventions at the most vulnerable people, thereby reducing readmission rates and improving overall health outcomes.