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Risk stratification and the next steps with risk prediction tools

In a letter to all PCT chief executives, Head of long term conditions Stephen Johnson, wrote to advise on risk stratification and the next steps for the Department's risk prediction tool.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Using a risk prediction approach it is possible to identify those people who are the most regular users of hospital services (and are at risk of re-admissions), then stratify them according to complexity of need and commission cost effective interventions to meet those needs.

Read the letter and view some risk prediction tools.

Published 4 August 2011