Readmissions were calculated via Medicare claims. Results were published in the March Journal of General Internal Medicine. ... Correlations weren't significant between performance measures and readmission rates for HF, abdominal surgery or
Patients hospitalized with cardiovascular disease (CVD) who have a high fall risk score have higher rates of readmission and death, a new study found. ... The goal of the study was to determine whether a patient's fall risk score as measured by the
Researchers performed a prospective observational cohort study to identify predictors of hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge. ... Readmissions were determined from administrative data and from telephone follow-up 30 days after discharge.
On Dec. 6, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced successful results from the hospital readmission penalties program begun in 2012: 30-day readmissions had dropped from an ... The current penalty doesn't decline if
Readmission rates for all 6 procedures ranged from 10.5% to 17.4%. ... At 30 days, the median risk-adjusted compositor readmission rate was 13.1% (interquartile range, 9.9% to 17.1%).
Hyponatremia predicts longer hospitalizations, higher costs and 30-day readmissions, and in the preoperative setting is linked to greater 30-day mortality, two studies have found. ... Researchers matched these patients to a non-hyponatremia cohort and
Nonspecific chest pain was the most common noncardiac cause of readmission within each time period (14.2% to 22.7% of noncardiac readmissions). ... The most common cardiac cause for readmission was coronary artery disease, including angina (37.4% to 39.3%
Those increases were only partly offset by declines in readmissions (monthly change, 0.023 per 100 patient discharges; 95% CI, 0.035 to 0.012). ... The study's results highlight problems with the use of 30-day readmission rate as a quality metric and
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).
Over the past year, the program has produced more than 53 initiatives in the areas of population health (including chronic disease management and preventive care), readmission prevention, and mortality reduction. ... The researchers concluded that better