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We thank Dr Sutherland1 for drawing our attention to the extensive work that has been done in developing a 30-day risk-standardised readmission ratio (RSRR) in New South Wales, Australia. We agree that variations in these RSRR rates can serve as a useful screening tool to prompt organisations to better understand whether a problem exists and in which areas.
First, we commend Dr Sutherland in the use of administrative and hospital databases to develop a risk-adjusted readmission measure.1 While …
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