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University of Maryland School of Medicine Research Suggests New Computer Analytics May Solve the Hospital Readmission Puzzle

June 05, 2019 | Bill Seiler

Machine Learning Score Predicts Hospital Returns Better Than Standard Methods

A University of Maryland School of Medicine study suggests that a novel machine learning model developed at the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), called the Baltimore score (B score), may help hospitals better predict which discharged patients are likely to be readmitted.

The research was led by Daniel Morgan, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). Dr. Morgan analyzed data on more than 14,000 patients from three UMMS hospitals using this special predictive score to determine the likelihood these patients would be readmitted.

The research, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, could help set the stage toward improving patient care and avoiding returns to the hospital... Full Story >

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