TIMI Risk Score predicts early readmission

Roy L Soiza, Niall J Hughes, Stephen J Leslie, Norman R Peden, Allister D Hargreaves

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AIM: To assess if the TIMI Risk Score could predict early readmission.

PARTICIPANTS: 869 consecutive admissions to a Scottish district general hospital with suspected acute coronary syndrome.

METHODS: A computerised clinical information system was interrogated to verify readmission. Area under the receiver operator characteristic curve and chi-square test for trend between TIMI Risk Score and readmission rate were calculated.

RESULTS: Median follow up was 73 days. There was a strong association between TIMI Risk Score and readmission rate (chi-square test for trend, p<0.001), with an area under the receiver operator characteristic curve of 0.60 (95% C.I. 0.55-0.65).

CONCLUSION: The TIMI Risk Score can predict readmission. This study reinforces its utility as a tool for identifying patients more likely to benefit from aggressive intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-5
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2006


  • Coronary Disease
  • Humans
  • Patient Readmission
  • Patient Selection
  • Recurrence
  • Risk Assessment
  • Scotland
  • Letter
  • Multicenter Study


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