That did not turn out. Q: What do these results mean for physicians trying to prevent readmissions? ... Until we have a better tool, we really need to treat everybody as a potential readmission.
Significantly higher 30-day readmission rates were seen in homeless versus nonhomeless patients (22.5% vs. ... 10.0%; P<0.001), and readmissions for psychiatric causes were also more common (18.0% vs.
An accompanying editorial expressed concern about the impacts of policies to reduce readmissions on heart failure patients. ... Multivariable analysis of the study's results found only cognitive impairment and previous ED visits to be significant
Patients deemed at highest risk for readmission were given intensive evidence-based interventions using existing hospital resources. ... The models could help clinicians and hospitals risk-stratify patients by readmission risk and potentially develop
Risk scores and discharge checklists reduced readmissions after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at 1 hospital, a study found. ... The interventions resulted in index hospital readmission rates decreasing from 9.6% in 2011 to 5.3% in 2015.
The researchers estimated national, regional and hospital-level preventable readmission rates, as well as patient-level factors associated with preventable readmissions. ... Of all readmissions, 11.9% were for a preventable cause. When all discharges
This information and the ADI measure itself could be useful not only for research but for individual readmission risk prediction. ... In response to the study, 2 of the developers of the Medicare readmissions measures wrote an accompanying editorial.
A readmissions-reduction program targeting high-risk Medicare fee-for-service patients appeared to be effective, despite achieving only half its goal, according to a recent study. ... Haven Hospital's 2 campuses and funded by CMS’ Community-based Care
Each hospitalization was evaluated as a possible index event leading to a readmission. ... Factors associated with 30-day readmission rates were also examined. The study results were published online Aug.
Very mild or severe AKI was not associated with readmission risk, and median APACHE II scores were similar between patients who were and were not readmitted. ... Readmission was more likely in patients with extended spectrum beta-lactamase or Bacteroides