Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. Patients who lived or were hospitalized in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Maryland had significantly higher risk of readmission within 30 days, a recent study found. ... Patients living in neighborhoods at the 90th
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
The rates of early readmission for COPD exacerbation increase as the number of comorbidities increases. ... The rates of early hospital readmission for COPD exacerbation increase as the number of comorbidities increases.
Those increases were only partly offset by declines in readmissions (monthly change, 0.023 per 100 patient discharges; 95% CI, 0.035 to 0.012). ... The study's results highlight problems with the use of 30-day readmission rate as a quality metric 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%).
The hospitals were divided into quartiles based on follow-up rates; those results were then compared with rates of readmission within 30 days. ... In the quartile of hospitals with the worst follow-up rates, the readmission rate was 23.3% in 30 days,
The intervention didn't reduce the combined outcome of ED visits and readmissions within 30, 90, or 180 days after discharge. ... Outcomes were readmission, death, ED visits, or nursing home admission within 30 days, 90 days, 6 months, and 1 year.
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
Their 30,007 person-years were used to estimate hospitalization, readmission, and inpatient mortality rates. ... The 30-day readmission rate was 18.9% (95% CI, 17.7% to 20.2%) and stable over the study period.
Researchers also looked at the timing of readmissions, finding that the median time to readmission was 10 days for MI and 12 for HF and pneumonia, but that readmissions were frequent ... Most of these encounters were hospital readmissions, but 39.8% were