Perioperative aspirin and clonidine for AKI, longer surgeries and clot risk, poor neighborhoods and readmissions, and more. ... In response to the study, 2 of the developers of the Medicare readmissions measures wrote an accompanying editorial.
The researchers compared hospital readmission rates with and without adjustment for these additional characteristics, using only the average within-hospital associations between patient characteristics and readmissions as the basis for adjustment.
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. 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 ... participated in the first cycle of the
That means how to build teams, how to develop strategies with hospitals [for] unit-based rounding or dealing with throughput or dealing with different kinds of metrics—length of stay, readmission ... The increasing importance of preventing readmissions
The hospital had the third lowest 30-day and 14-day readmission rates. ... Rissmiller helped implement a post-discharge follow-up program that has significantly lowered these patients' readmission rates.
Thirty days of home telemonitoring after hospital discharge may improve outcomes in patients at high risk for readmission, a recent trial found. ... They concluded that telemonitoring for 30 days after hospital discharge in patients at high risk for
The issue: Improving 30-day readmission rates. Reducing readmissions is every hospital's goal, but “There is a component of readmissions that has very little to do with hospital care,” said ... To prevent one readmission, the number of patients
Researchers also looked at the timing of readmissions, finding that the median time to readmission was 10 days for MI and 12 for HF and pneumonia, but that readmissions were frequent ... Most of these encounters were hospital readmissions, but 39.8% were
Guidelines on preventing MRSA and CLABSI in hospitals, how to curb readmissions, and more. ... The most effective interventions to reduce readmissions are also the most complex, a recent meta-analysis found.
They identified potentially avoidable 30-day readmissions using a computerized algorithm based on administrative data. ... Researchers randomly divided the admissions not followed by a 30-day readmission (n=8,333) and the potentially avoidable