Readmission rates for all 6 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%).
Documented follow-up appointments don't lower readmissions for general medicine inpatientsOral low-dose steroids yield similar outcomes as high-dose IV steroids for COPD exacerbations. ... Financial incentives to reduce readmissions may have unintended
12.0%, P<0.0001), as were readmissions and ICU utilization. Cost was $273 higher in the teaching hospitals' patients compared to their matches (P<0.0001).
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.
Conference coverage in this issue looks at preventing readmissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The mean mortality rate for AMI was 16.60% and the mean readmission rate was 19.94%. ... Also, although mortality and readmission measures both span 30 days, their starting times for outcomes differ.
Readmissions were calculated via Medicare claims. Results were published in the March Journal of General Internal Medicine. ... Correlations weren't significant between performance measures and readmission rates for HF, abdominal surgery or
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.
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
of stay or readmissions. ... visit. The primary purpose is to optimize patient care and improve outcomes, rather than reducing length of stay and readmission, although practice improvement may enhance effective resource allocation, the pathway document