That did not turn out. Q: What do these results mean for physicians trying to prevent readmissions? ... Until we have a better tool, we really need to treat everybody as a potential readmission.
Higher rates of readmission and death were seen in abdominal surgery patients deemed “vulnerable” by a frailty scale, as well as those meeting the full criteria for frailty. ... At six months postdischarge, an independent and dose-dependent
On Dec. 6, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced successful results from the hospital readmission penalties program begun in 2012: 30-day readmissions had dropped from an ... The current penalty doesn't decline if
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).
Heart failure and pneumonia were the most common reasons for readmission for both medical and surgical patients. ... Also, hospitals are likely to argue that many factors that affect readmission are out of their control.
Researchers have developed two models to predict patients' risk of readmission within 30 days of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). ... The models could help clinicians and hospitals risk-stratify patients by readmission risk and potentially
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.”.
initial admission at a teaching hospital, and to arrive at the hospital via ambulance for readmission. ... The top five causes for readmission were heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute myocardial infarction, pneumonia, and atrial
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%).