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.
There's no definitive evidence that any single intervention reduces 30-day hospital readmissions, a literature review concluded. ... Of the 43 studies, 16 were randomized, controlled trials. Five of them documented statistically significant improvements
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%
Readmissions were overestimated by the Pra (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 leave
Costs, readmissions higher when hospitalists attend upper GI hemorrhage patients vs. nonhospitalists
Outcomes were in-hospital mortality and complications including recurrent bleeding, ICU transfer, decompensation, transfusion, reendoscopy and 30-day readmission. ... 3.3%; P=0.05). Differences in transfusion rates weren't seen after multivariable
The study looked at 993 readmissions at 12 U.S. academic medical centers. ... Our findings may reflect the lack of a clear and objective answer regarding what caused a readmission in most cases, as well as the multifactorial nature of readmissions,”
Dr. Chin's study looked at length of stay, readmissions, and costs among 3 types of inpatient medicine teams. ... Q: You found that the teaching services had both shorter length of stay and higher 30-day readmissions.
An observational study found no difference in complications, mortality, and readmissions between patients who had received nicotine replacement therapy within two days of major surgery and those who hadn't. ... 0.84; 95% CI, 0.68 to 1.04), all-cause
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
Guidelines on preventing MRSA and CLABSI in hospitals, how to curb readmissions, and more. ... The most effective interventions to reduce readmissions are also the most complex, a recent meta-analysis found.