who share strategies on improving transitions from the hospital to the home—which in turn should help cut down on readmissions. ... Patients are much more likely to die following readmission for heart failure or heart attack.
These findings do not support increasing postdischarge mortality related to reducing hospital readmissions,” the authors wrote. ... The results also suggest that preventing deaths in patients with severe illness does not necessarily contribute to high
The mortality rate during readmission to the hospital was 17.3% (95% CI, 16.6% to 18.1%). ... Future research should work to identify interventions that might prevent readmissions in these patients, the authors said.
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
and subsequent increased hospital readmission rates are associated with migraine in surgical patients. ... Hospital readmission within 30 days of surgery was the secondary outcome, and postdischarge stroke and neuroanatomical stroke location were
St. Joseph Hospital in Whatcom County, Wash., reduced unnecessary readmissions by improving patient self-management after hospital discharge. ... The issue: Reducing unnecessary readmissions by improving patient self-management after hospital discharge.
Some transitional care interventions more effective than others for reducing readmissions and mortality after hospitalizations for heart failure
Structured telephone support and telemonitoring interventions were not effective in reducing readmissions (moderate strength of evidence for both). ... Our findings provide guidance to quality improvement efforts aimed at reducing readmission and
Readmission rates for all six procedures ranged from 10.5% to 17.4%. ... At 30 days, the median risk-adjusted compositor readmission rate was 13.1% (interquartile range, 9.9% to 17.1%).
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. Excess readmission ratio (ERR), the performance measure used by CMS as part of its Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, is not associated with improved care quality or ... participated in the first cycle of the
An intervention targeting patients with very high use of health care services, or “superutilizers,” had no significant effect on readmission rates compared to usual care in a recent randomized controlled trial. ... To test the program's effect on