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
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
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.
Anticoagulation for heart failure and afib associated with reductions in mortality, but maybe not readmissions
42.8%; P<0.001) and all-cause readmission (58.4% vs. 63.7%; P<0.001) at 1 year. ... Readmissions for heart failure, bleeding, ischemic stroke, stroke, and other cardiovascular causes were not significantly different between the groups.
The study's main outcomes were total hospital days, need for a higher level of care, readmission during the enrollment period, and mortality from the date of hospital admission to Dec. ... and 1.30 [95% CI, 1.16 to 1.47]), higher readmission rates
‘Patient navigator’ intervention reduces readmissions among older but not younger high-risk safety-net patients
Thirty-day readmission rates did not differ overall between the intervention and control groups. ... 0% to 0.2%) in readmission rates and increased rates of 30-day outpatient follow-up.
Factors that the study found most strongly associated with preventable readmissions were ED decision making about readmission (adjusted odds ratio [aOR], 9.13; 95% CI, 5.23 to 15.95), failure ... researchers' judgment that so many preventable
assessments. In a postdischarge program for high-risk older patients, those with cognitive impairment may have derived the most benefit, based on an analysis of readmission rates. ... Multivariable analysis of the study's results found only cognitive
Compared with patients who were never vaccinated or were vaccinated at other times, those who received influenza vaccinations in the hospital had a lower risk of several outcomes, including readmissions, in ... The study authors noted limitations, such
Researchers used 2013 and 2014 data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization's all-payer Nationwide Readmission Database to compare hospital-level 30-day readmissions for the conditions that are publicly ... a program to reduce readmissions should be