Bezlotoxumab reduced readmissions for C. diff compared to placebo | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
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.
Researchers begin to investigate patient-reported outcomes.
Readmission penalties may not drive observation stays in lieu of readmissions | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
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.
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Transition and self-management program help reduce COPD readmissions | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
A nurse-delivered three-month postdischarge program for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) included transition support, training in self-management techniques, and help with access to outpatient services.
30-day readmission rates for stroke highest among those with intracerebral hemorrhage | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Readmissions after stroke decreased an average of 3.3% annually from 2010 to 2014, and 30-day readmission risk was significantly higher in patients who were discharged from nonteaching hospitals with high numbers of stroke discharges.
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Hospitals with more postdischarge ED visits have fewer readmissions, study finds | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The analysis of Medicare data found wide variation among the hospitals in their ED visit rates among patients recently hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, or pneumonia.
This month's issue focuses on reducing heart failure readmissions, improving ICU care, and combating sexual harassment in medicine.
Readmission appears common after revascularization for peripheral arterial disease | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
At 30 days, the rate of nonelective readmissions was 17.6%, and patients were most commonly readmitted for procedural complications, sepsis, diabetes-related complications, and gangrene.