Almost half of hospitalisations for chronic conditions that are classified as “potentially preventable” could not have been prevented by different care or patient behaviour in the previous three months, according to an Australia-first study. The authors say their findings raise questions about the “bluntness” of PPH measure, but also reveal opportunities to intervene to prevent ...
Are chronic disease hospitalisations preventable? A new study suggests not
By Megan Howe
23 Nov 2020