A guide offering recommendations for clinicians and hospital leaders on how to reduce readmissions among racially and ethnically diverse Medicare patients was released by CMS last week. ... The guide also includes 7 high-level recommendations for
Over the whole period, 36% of 30-day readmissions occurred within a week of discharge. ... MI was the cause of only 8% of the readmissions, while 38% of them were for a noncardiovascular cause.
Most 30-day readmissions after hospitalization for intracerebral hemorrhage are related to infection, according to a recent study. ... Other common readmission reasons were stroke-related codes and aspiration pneumonitis (23.7% and 4.3%, respectively).
SNFs were found to be associated with fewer readmissions compared with home care, a plus for both patients and hospitals. ... Medicare's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), launched in 2012, penalizes hospitals with 30-day readmission rates
Longer antibiotic therapy in patients with low procalcitonin during COPD exacerbation increased LOS without reducing readmissions
In both analyses, the primary outcome was all-cause 30-day readmissions, and secondary outcomes included LOS and COPD-related 30-day readmissions. ... 3.8 d; P<0.01), and there were no significant differences between the respective groups in the rate of
However, they also had significantly lower rates of readmission within 30 days (22.80% vs. ... The findings regarding readmission rates are consistent with existing evidence that 30-day readmissions and mortality do not correlate and may suggest that the
Different factors may be associated with increased risk of hospital readmission within 7 days or within 30 days, a recent study found. ... learning. The study also found that early readmissions were less likely in patients discharged between 8 a.m.
Researchers used Medicare claims from 2011 to 2013 to estimate the effects of changing from the existing condition-specific readmission measures to a hospital-wide measure. ... Policymakers have shown substantial interest in moving to a hospital-wide
Hospital Medicine to improve transitions at discharge with the goal of reducing 30-day readmission rates. ... I expect we can decrease those types of readmissions by 5 to 6% by having outreach to the nursing homes.”.
Patients who experience high trauma of hospitalization, as measured by disturbances in sleep, mobility, nutrition, and mood, may have a greater risk of readmission or ED visit within 30 days of ... In addition, the trauma survey has not been validated in