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Assessment of a Novel Tool for Identifying Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure at Risk for 30-Day Readmission, High Cost, and Longer Length of Stay
Nursing Economic$
  • Karen M. Banoff, Sacred Heart University
  • Kerry A. Milner, Sacred Heart University
  • Joan Rimar
  • Anna E. Greer, Sacred Heart University
  • Maureen Canavan
Document Type
Peer-Reviewed Article
Publication Date

PeraTrend's™ Rothman Index (RI) score could be useful to prospectively identify patients with heart failure at risk for extended hospitalization, high cost, and 30-day readmission. This is the first study done to assess the RI's usefulness specifically with the heart failure population.


Professors Karen Banoff and Kerry Milner teach in the College of Nursing at Sacred Heart University. Professor Anna Greer teaches in the Exercise Science programs at Sacred Heart University.

Citation Information

Banoff, K.M, Milner, K.A., & Greer, A.E. (2016). Assessment of a novel tool for identifying hospitalized patients with heart failure at risk for 30-day readmission, high cost, and longer length of stay. Nursing Economic$, 34(4), 172-181.