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Readmissions metrics, procalcitonin testing in CAP, and more

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
October 2017

Decreased hospital readmission rates not linked to increased postdischarge mortality, study finds

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
July 2017

In the News

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,
December 2010

Migraines and stroke, guidance for transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and more

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
April 2017

Heart failure stays and readmissions

The risk of 30-day readmissions for noncardiovascular causes was more linear, increasing with longer length of stay. ... Penalties for readmissions are unable to control for all these factors, according to the editorialists.
August 2017

Transition and self-management program help reduce COPD readmissions

A nurse-delivered three-month postdischarge program for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) included transition support, training in self-management techniques, and help with access to outpatient services.
November 2018

30-day readmissions after MI declined over past decade

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.
November 2015

Frailty associated with readmission risk and postdischarge mortality in older surgical patients

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
February 2018

Heart failure

Patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction who were taking digoxin before hospitalization had higher short-term mortality and long-term readmission risk if the drug was discontinued at discharge. ... or all-cause readmission (HR, 1.03; 95%
July 2019

Acute burden of illness associated with earlier readmissions

Different factors may be associated with increased risk of hospital readmission within 7 days or within 30 days, a recent study found. ... learning. The study also found that early readmissions were less likely in patients discharged between 8 a.m.
June 2015

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