Table 1

Discharge prediction model variables

Predictor groupPredictor variable
Demographics*Age; gender; race
AdministrativeOrigin of admission; prior care locations (emergency department, surgical suite, other inpatient); hospital disposition*; Primary clinical service; observation status; isolation requirement; patient safety attendant; home health services orders
TemporalElapsed hospital and unit length-of-stay
MedicationsTotal counts: continuous infusion (active, new, discontinued), injected, oral, inhaled
medications flagged as predictors: antibiotics; anticoagulants; antihypertensives; antiarrhythmics; neuromuscular blockers; diuretics; antihyperglycemics; addiction treatment medications;* analgesics; psychotherapeutics;* steroids; vasopressors
InterventionsSurgical intervention in preceding 24 hours; scheduled surgical intervention; tube thoracostomy; central venous access; mechanical ventilation; renal replacement therapy; plasmapheresis; blood product administration; supplemental oxygen; physical therapy; occupational therapy
DiagnosticsLaboratory study counts: critical care, chemistry, haematology, microbiology
Imaging: CT, X-ray, nuclear medicine; interventional radiology; echocardiogram
MonitoringTelemetry monitoring; vital sign frequency; urinary output measurements; total intake and output measurements
RehabilitationPhysical therapy mobility assessment; occupational therapy activity assessment; postacute rehab potential
ConsultsAddiction counselling;* case management;* cardiology; cardiac surgery; diabetes management; dietary counselling; gastroenterology; hospice; infectious diseases; intensive care; internal medicine; interventional radiology; nephrology; neurology; neurosurgery; oncology; psychiatry;* palliative care; social work;* surgery
DietNPO; enteral feeding; dietary nutrition supplements; regular diet
Clinical FlagsPain management; substance abuse;* sepsis; cardiac arrest; acute kidney injury
  • *Correlates of social and behavioural determinants of health.