Researchers used 2013 and 2014 data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization's all-payer Nationwide Readmission Database to compare hospital-level 30-day readmissions for the conditions that are publicly ... a program to reduce readmissions should be
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.
Their quality of life and readmission rate were measured at 12 weeks after hospitalization. ... be used to improve readmission risk stratification and identify patients for nutritional intervention.
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
The overall rate of postdischarge acute care utilization (readmissions, observation stays, ED visits) within 30 days of discharge did not change significantly. ... The findings offer reassurance about the effects of readmission reduction efforts on heart
co-developer of an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality guide about reducing Medicaid readmissions. ... Wasfy. Some factors that affect readmission during the postdischarge period are outside of hospitals' direct control, he said.
Nonspecific chest pain was the most common noncardiac cause of readmission within each time period (14.2% to 22.7% of noncardiac readmissions). ... The most common cardiac cause for readmission was coronary artery disease, including angina (37.4% to 39.3%
After implementation of the program, 30-day readmissions of COPD patients went down. ... So why do some hospitals manage to overcome these challenges and reduce readmissions, while others try and fail?
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
Those increases were only partly offset by declines in readmissions (monthly change, 0.023 per 100 patient discharges; 95% CI, 0.035 to 0.012). ... The study's results highlight problems with the use of 30-day readmission rate as a quality metric and