The linkage of data across facilities and settings of care provides a holistic view of the patient journey through the healthcare system. This study, through data linkage, reviews alternative approaches to the measurement of unplanned returns to care in NSW public hospital emergency departments and admitted patient care settings. The study shows that existing measures of unplanned returns do not identify the true extent of these events and highlight the need to develop new approaches to measurement using the increasing availability of integrated patient information.
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