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
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.
A guide offering recommendations for clinicians and hospital leaders on how to reduce readmissions among racially and ethnically diverse Medicare patients was released by CMS last week. ... The guide also includes 7 high-level recommendations for
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.
Patients treated by hospitalists did show a trend toward lower 30-day mortality than those treated by nonhospitalists, according to a retrospective analysis of fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).
A retrospective analysis of Maryland hospital patients found that 30-day readmission rates varied from 14.1% to 12.5% with the disadvantage level of patients' home neighborhoods and from ... Patients who lived or were hospitalized in disadvantaged
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
However, they also had significantly lower rates of readmission within 30 days (22.80% vs. ... The findings regarding readmission rates are consistent with existing evidence that 30-day readmissions and mortality do not correlate and may suggest that the
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.
Results were published by JAMA Internal Medicine on Aug. 19. The patients receiving intensification had higher risk of readmission (hazard ratio [HR], 1.23 [95% CI, 1.07 to 1.42]; ... They noted that in exploratory subgroup analyses, medication-related