20.1%). Observation and ED visits increased in all groups, and inpatient readmissions decreased only for patients with Medicare (18.3% vs. ... Regardless of the cause of the findings, measuring readmission rates without counting ED visits and observation
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.
Readmissions after stroke decreased an average of 3.3% annually from 2010 to 2014, and 30-day readmission risk was significantly higher in patients who were discharged from nonteaching hospitals with ... Readmissions decreased an average of 3.3% annually
Their length of stay was somewhat longer, averaging 4.5 days versus 3.8 days for hospitalized patients, but their 30-day readmission rate was much lower: 7% versus 23%. ... Plus, their 30-day readmission rate was roughly half that of the hospitalized
that were participating in the Nationwide Readmissions Database. The goal of the study was to determine the rate of readmissions and whether readmission risk after peripheral arterial revascularization varies by hospital. ... In addition, 30-day
About $12 billion of that is spent on potentially preventable readmissions, the report found. ... Research often cites poor communication and coordination at discharge as major contributors to readmissions.
Use of observation rose from 2007 to 2015, but both for diagnoses targeted by readmission penalties and those not targeted, and there was no hospital-level association with readmissions. ... Readmission rates continued to decline from October 2012
Studies suggest that the program—which penalizes hospitals for excessive readmissions within 30 days of discharge—is working as intended, and experts point to the steady decline in national Medicare readmission ... It rightly incentivizes hospitals
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.
Patients treated by hospitalists did show a trend toward lower 30-day mortality than those treated by nonhospitalists, according to a retrospective analysis of fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).