An intervention targeting patients with very high use of health care services, or “superutilizers,” had no significant effect on readmission rates compared to usual care in a recent randomized controlled trial. ... To test the program's effect on
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
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
patient in follow-up, increasing the risk of adverse events such as readmissions. ... Dr. Robelia is the chair of readmissions at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Utilization of postdischarge services was strongly associated with avoidance of 30-day readmissions among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, whether or not the services were for the same diagnosis as the ... Among all-cause index hospitalizations, 11
Excess readmission ratio (ERR), the performance measure used by CMS as part of its Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, is not associated with improved care quality or long-term clinical outcomes after ... June 30, 2011 (the time period used to
Before adjustment, Medicare Advantage beneficiaries had lower readmission rates than those with traditional Medicare for all three conditions (16.6% vs. ... 16.4% for pneumonia). However, after adjustment, that was reversed; patients with Medicare
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).
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).
Researchers derived a model to predict 30-day readmissions in 2,004 of the patients and validated it in the other 1,002. ... editorial. For example, no previous research has identified an association between low diastolic blood pressure and readmissions.