The risk of 30-day readmissions for noncardiovascular causes was more linear, increasing with longer length of stay. ... Penalties for readmissions are unable to control for all these factors, according to the editorialists.
Patients who experience high trauma of hospitalization, as measured by disturbances in sleep, mobility, nutrition, and mood, may have a greater risk of readmission or ED visit within 30 days of ... In addition, the trauma survey has not been validated in
Most hospitalists would like to think they help heart failure patients avoid readmission to the hospital. ... be the silver bullet that solves the readmission problem or improves short-term outcomes.
Preoperative proteinuria may indicate higher risk for postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) and unplanned 30-day readmission, according to a new study. ... 2. The study's primary outcome was postoperative AKI before discharge and unplanned readmission
Delaying tracheostomy may not help patients or clinicians, another study found, and the first 10 days carry increased readmission risk for COVID-19 patients. ... A research letter published by JAMA on Dec. 14 looked at readmission rates of veterans
That did not turn out. Q: What do these results mean for physicians trying to prevent readmissions? ... Until we have a better tool, we really need to treat everybody as a potential readmission.
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
St. Joseph Hospital in Whatcom County, Wash., reduced unnecessary readmissions by improving patient self-management after hospital discharge. ... The issue: Reducing unnecessary readmissions by improving patient self-management after hospital discharge.
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
The study's primary outcomes were heart failure readmission, all-cause readmission, and all-cause mortality. ... no use, 0.73; 95% CI, 0.57 to 0.94; P=0.016). Risk for 30-day heart failure readmission was significantly lower in the loop diuretic group (HR