Private insurance paid for 47% of the 30-day readmissions, while Medicare paid for 40%. ... This statistic is interesting because more focus has been placed on changing Medicare policy to decrease readmissions, the researchers noted.
St. Joseph Hospital in Whatcom County, Wash., reduced unnecessary readmissions by improving patient self-management after hospital discharge. ... The issue: Reducing unnecessary readmissions by improving patient self-management after hospital discharge.
The patients receiving intensification had higher risk of readmission (hazard ratio [HR], 1.23 [95% CI, 1.07 to 1.42]; number needed to harm [NNH], 27 [95% CI, 16 to ... They noted that in exploratory subgroup analyses, medication-related adverse events
The intervention didn't reduce the combined outcome of ED visits and readmissions within 30, 90, or 180 days after discharge. ... Outcomes were readmission, death, ED visits, or nursing home admission within 30 days, 90 days, 6 months, and 1 year.
Four years after discharge, having stopped digoxin was associated with significantly higher risks of heart failure readmission (hazard ratio [HR], 1.21; 95% CI, 1.05 to 1.39; ... or all-cause readmission (HR, 1.03; 95% CI, 0.84 to 1.26; P=0.778).
Still, the intervention significantly lowered readmissions in a real-world setting, they noted. ... Nurses were available by telephone seven days a week, and the nurses resumed hospital visits if a readmission occurred.
The mortality rate during readmission to the hospital was 17.3% (95% CI, 16.6% to 18.1%). ... Future research should work to identify interventions that might prevent readmissions in these patients, the authors said.
Readmissions within seven days of discharge (early readmissions) were compared with those between 8 to 30 days of discharge (late readmissions). ... When the researchers looked at the ideal location for an intervention that would prevent a 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)
Documented follow-up appointments don't lower readmissions for general medicine inpatientsOral low-dose steroids yield similar outcomes as high-dose IV steroids for COPD exacerbations. ... Financial incentives to reduce readmissions may have unintended