LACE index
The LACE index uses 4 variables to predict the risk of death or urgent readmission within 30 days after hospital discharge among medical and surgical patients: length of hospital stay (L), acuity of admission (A), comorbidity (C) and emergency department utilization in the 6 months before admission (E).

Clinical indication
The LACE index is intended for patients about to be discharged from the medical or surgery wards into the community. 

Contra-indications
The LACE index is not intended for use outside of the medical and surgery wards, or for patients not being discharged to the community. 
 
Research authors: Carl van Walraven, Irfan A. Dhalla, Chaim Bell, Edward Etchells, Ian G. Stiell, Kelly Zarnke, Peter C. Austin, Alan J. Forster
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