PARR30 is a simple Android app to allow doctors to calculate a patientís risk of re-admission within the next 30 days when they are being discharged. It uses the PARR-30 predictive model developed by the Nuffield Trust and is described in the paper; Development of a predictive model to identify inpatients at risk of re-admission within 30 days of discharge (PARR-30).

Key features of the app are:

  • The app has been designed to be quick and simple to use.
  • No patient identifiable data is needed so there are no security of Information Governance issues to worry about.
  • All model coefficients are held in text files, so can be easily changed if required.
  • The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) for a patient is derived from their postcode using the Department for Communities and Local Governmentís Open Data Communities web site.
  • Mappings from postcode to Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) and from LSOA to IMD are cached for faster subsequent lookup.
  • Risk scores are displayed in an easily understood way.
  • Risk workings out for the risk scores is available for the curious of mind.

    The App in action. Home screen data entry.

    Risk prediction result.

    Calculation workings.

    PARR30 is an Android app. It requires at least Android 2.1 Eclair (API level 7) and permission to access the INTERNET.

    Get it on Google Play