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
Very mild or severe AKI was not associated with readmission risk, and median APACHE II scores were similar between patients who were and were not readmitted. ... Readmission was more likely in patients with extended spectrum beta-lactamase or Bacteroides
Preoperative proteinuria may indicate higher risk for postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) and unplanned 30-day readmission, according to a new study. ... 2. The study's primary outcome was postoperative AKI before discharge and unplanned readmission
The study's primary outcome was ADEs in the 30 days postdischarge, while secondary outcomes included medication discrepancies, ED visits, readmissions, and a composite outcome of ED visits, readmission, and death ... 26.6%; OR, 0.83; 95% CI, 0.36 to 1.42)
Readmission prediction models vary vastly by complexity, ease of implementation, and risk criteria. ... Umscheid said. “Predicting the risk of readmissions is only going to change readmission rates if that prediction is used in routine clinical
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
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
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).
The issue: Improving 30-day readmission rates. Reducing readmissions is every hospital's goal, but “There is a component of readmissions that has very little to do with hospital care,” said ... To prevent one readmission, the number of patients
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.