Readmissions were overestimated by the P. ra. (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
Documented follow-up appointments don't lower readmissions for general medicine inpatientsOral low-dose steroids yield similar outcomes as high-dose IV steroids for COPD exacerbations. ... Financial incentives to reduce readmissions may have unintended
The hospitals were divided into quartiles based on follow-up rates; those results were then compared with rates of readmission within 30 days. ... In the quartile of hospitals with the worst follow-up rates, the readmission rate was 23.3% in 30 days,
who share strategies on improving transitions from the hospital to the home—which in turn should help cut down on readmissions. ... Patients are much more likely to die following readmission for heart failure or heart attack.
Home telemonitoring of patients with heart failure had no impact on hospital readmission or mortality. ... Postdischarge heart failure patient education programs also failed to result in reduced readmission rates or lower mortality.
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
The primary outcomes of the study were all-cause death and heart failure readmission. ... the current excessive focus on 30-day readmission bringing unintended consequence,” they wrote.
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
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
Unadjusted, hospital-specific 30-day all-cause readmission rates were 23% in 2004, 23.3% in 2005, and 22.9% in 2006. ... There's been no regional or national improvement in readmission rates after heart failure hospitalization in recent years, the