Risk scores and discharge checklists reduced readmissions after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at 1 hospital, a study found. ... The interventions resulted in index hospital readmission rates decreasing from 9.6% in 2011 to 5.3% in 2015.
were no significant differences in 60- and 90-day readmission rates or 30-day ED visit rates. ... may not be surprising, given lack of significant improvement in national readmission rates, the authors said.
We've definitely made a dent in readmissions for our uninsured patients,” he said. ... The case management program has succeeded in reducing readmissions of Medicare patients with diagnoses targeted by readmission penalties; its 13.7% readmission rate
Excess treatment was not associated with lower rates of adverse outcomes, including death, readmission, or ED visit. ... Rates of 30-day readmissions were 14.4% in penalized hospitals and 14.0% in nonpenalized ones, and 30-day mortality was 9.0% in both
Readmissions were overestimated by the P. ra. (41.5%), nurses (43.5%) and case managers (39.0%). ... Given this study's findings that readmission is common and unpredictable, the proposed changes for public reporting and reimbursement for readmissions
Secondary outcomes included LOS, 30-day readmission rates, and resident perception of the protocol. ... There was no significant change in 30-day readmissions for the teaching teams during the postintervention period, but there was a significant
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%
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 noted.
The study authors noted limitations, such as the fact that they did not distinguish between planned and unplanned readmissions or outpatient visits. ... The electronic transaction standards update does not explain the entire decline in risk-adjusted
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