This month's issue focuses on reducing heart failure readmissions, improving ICU care, and combating sexual harassment in medicine. ... Readmissions for heart failure are frustrating to everyone involved. Patients don't want to be in the hospital,
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
Four years after discharge, having stopped digoxin was associated with significantly higher risks of heart failure readmission (hazard ratio [HR], 1.21; 95% CI, 1.05 to 1.39; ... or all-cause readmission (HR, 1.03; 95% CI, 0.84 to 1.26; P=0.778).
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%).
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.
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
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
that were participating in the Nationwide Readmissions Database. The goal of the study was to determine the rate of readmissions and whether readmission risk after peripheral arterial revascularization varies by hospital. ... In addition, 30-day
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 ... Readmissions decreased an average of 3.3% annually