A new computer program called Cornelius calculates two risk scores for each newly arrived Vanderbilt University Hospital patient ― one estimating the patient’s risk of developing pressure ulcers during the current hospital stay, and the other estimating the patient’s risk of returning to VUH for readmission within 30 days of discharge, the university's news service reports.

Cornelius’s risk models use a handful of clinical and demographic factors that are typically documented in the electronic medical record within 24 hours of hospital admission, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reporter notes.

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