Risk Factor | β-Coefficient | Points^{a} |
---|---|---|

Any admissions in previous 6 mo | .53 | 1 |

Any ED visits in previous 6 mo | .71 | 2 |

No. CCC categories | ||

1 | Reference | 0 |

2 | .55 | 1 |

≥3 | .83 | 2 |

Medical admission | .60 | 2 |

Readmission risk score | — | Range 0–7 |

—, not applicable.

↵a Points calculated by multiplying β-coefficients by 2.5 and rounding to the nearest integer; this allowed 1 or more variables to have a point value of 1, generating a more continuous distribution of risk scores, and differentiated between levels of the categorical variable. Points added to compute a readmission risk score.