It has a pretty pointless context as shown by the graph of actual hospital admission data for a large health economy (in this case England). This is despite many health service personnel earning respect by politicians and budget managers by reducing inappropriate admissions.
- McDonagh MS, Smith DH, Goddard M. Measuring appropriate use of acute beds. A systematic review of methods and results. Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 2000 Oct; 53(3):157-84.
Validation assessment tools
- Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP)
- Emergency Admission Review (EAR)
- Community Hospital Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (CHAEP)
- Prediction skills of various parties
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