All-cause readmission rates at 90 days in these three groups were 31.5%, 32.5%, and 68.7%, respectively. ... A multivariate analysis found that, compared to patients who completed IV antibiotics, those who did not receive oral antibiotic therapy at AMA
Recent research suggests that improvements in efficiency during the inpatient stay can lower LOS without increasing unnecessary readmissions. ... A length of stay that was longer or shorter than average was associated with increased risk of readmission,
Since merging with IPC, Dr. Wilborn has expanded his practice and reduced readmission rates for frail elderly patients. ... Wilborn. “We know readmissions are tied to mortality, so when we can take it to less than 5%, I know we're having an impact.”.
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
A readmissions-reduction program targeting high-risk Medicare fee-for-service patients appeared to be effective, despite achieving only half its goal, according to a recent study. ... Haven Hospital's 2 campuses and funded by CMS’ Community-based Care
This information and the ADI measure itself could be useful not only for research but for individual readmission risk prediction. ... In response to the study, 2 of the developers of the Medicare readmissions measures wrote an accompanying editorial.
The researchers estimated national, regional and hospital-level preventable readmission rates, as well as patient-level factors associated with preventable readmissions. ... Of all readmissions, 11.9% were for a preventable cause. When all discharges
However, no significant effect was seen on readmissions (estimated impact, 2.5 percentage points; P=0.80). ... They concluded that use of a postdischarge appointment service substantially increased early follow-up with a primary care physician but had
initial admission at a teaching hospital, and to arrive at the hospital via ambulance for readmission. ... The top five causes for readmission were heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute myocardial infarction, pneumonia, and atrial
Inpatient harms declined 9% between 2010 and 2012, while 30-day readmission rates fell 8% between 2012 and 2013, a new report from the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality said. ... The public-private partnerships are working