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Table 1 Descriptives of included studies

From: How do studies assess the preventability of readmissions? A systematic review with narrative synthesis

Study characteristics (n = 48) No. or percentage of studies
Year of publication, range 1988–2016
Country, n (%)
 USA 32 (67%)
 Other 16 (33%)
Study design, n (%)
 Retrospective 30 (63%)
 Cross-sectional 10 (21%)
 Prospective 8 (16%)
Setting, n (%)
 Single center 37 (77%)
 Multicenter 11 (23%)
 Number of readmissions reviewed, n ± SD 226 ± 208
Planned readmission excluded, n (%)
 Yes 30 (63%)
 No 11 (23%)
 Not reported 7 (14%)
All-cause readmission, n (%)
 Yes 9 (19%)
 No 39 (81%)
 Percentage preventable readmissions, mean, ± SD 27,8 ± 16,7%
Scoring of preventability, n (%)
 Binary 22 (46%)
 Scale 4 (8%)
 Categorical 17 (35%)
 Not applicable (a priori studies) 5 (11%)
A priori preventable causes determined, n (%)
 Yes 32 (67%)
 No 16 (33%)
Training of reviewers, n (%)
 Yes 16 (33%)
 No 2 (4%)
 Not reported 30 (63%)
Number of reviewers, n (%)
 Individual 8 (16%)
 Duo 23 (48%)
 Duo + team 2 (4%)
 Individual + team 2 (4%)
 Team 5 (11%)
 Individual or duo + panel 3 (6%)
 Other 5 (11%)
Double check, n (%)
 All cases 28 (58%)
 Partially 7 (15%)
 No 3 (6%)
 Not reported 10 (21%)
Additional sources, n (%)
 Interview or survey 13 (27%)
 None 35 (73%)