Having more difficulty with activities of daily living was associated with readmission after pneumonia, with other factors predicting heart failure or acute myocardial infarction readmissions. ... For acute myocardial infarction, nursing home status was
One question researchers hoped patient data might help answer was whether their readmissions were preventable. ... The results could be used to improve discharge planning and potentially reduce readmissions.
that were participating in the Nationwide Readmissions Database. The goal of the study was to determine the rate of readmissions and whether readmission risk after peripheral arterial revascularization varies by hospital. ... In addition, 30-day
About $12 billion of that is spent on potentially preventable readmissions, the report found. ... Research often cites poor communication and coordination at discharge as major contributors to readmissions.
The industry-funded study found that bezlotoxumab significantly reduced Clostridium difficile–associated readmissions for some patients at high risk of recurrence, including older patients and patients with severe cases. ... They found reductions in CDI
Use of observation rose from 2007 to 2015, but both for diagnoses targeted by readmission penalties and those not targeted, and there was no hospital-level association with readmissions. ... Readmission rates continued to decline from October 2012
Readmission prediction models vary vastly by complexity, ease of implementation, and risk criteria. ... Umscheid said. “Predicting the risk of readmissions is only going to change readmission rates if that prediction is used in routine clinical
suggests that any diagnosis of [heart failure] may be a more important risk factor for readmission than the principal discharge diagnosis,” they wrote. ... An accompanying editorial expressed concern about the impacts of policies to reduce readmissions
The total 30-day readmission rate was 17.0%, involving 128 unique readmissions, and the expected 30-day readmission rate was 25%. ... In addition, they said the readmission rate and observed-to-expected readmission ratio did not include readmissions to
Patients discharged during holiday season had less timely follow-up and higher risk of death or readmission
Patients discharged during the two-week December holiday period had a slightly higher risk of 30-day death or readmission and were much less likely to have prompt outpatient follow-up ... 31, 2016. They compared rates of 30-day mortality or readmission