The overall rate of postdischarge acute care utilization (readmissions, observation stays, ED visits) within 30 days of discharge did not change significantly. ... The findings offer reassurance about the effects of readmission reduction efforts on heart
The main outcome was 30-day readmissions, although researchers also looked at length of stay in BOOST units compared to control units. ... In the end, it seems unlikely that this iteration of the BOOST program produced broad reductions in readmission
The researchers used Cox proportional hazard regression with time-dependent covariates to determine the risk of 30-day ED visit and readmission for patients with or without a follow-up visit ... Thirty-day readmissions were 18.9% for the follow-up
Hospitals face the larger ‘stick’ of potential readmission penalties under the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, which can sum to 3% of a hospital's total annual Medicare payments for inpatient admissions.”.
Four years after discharge, having stopped digoxin was associated with significantly higher risks of heart failure readmission (hazard ratio [HR], 1.21; 95% CI, 1.05 to 1.39; ... or all-cause readmission (HR, 1.03; 95% CI, 0.84 to 1.26; P=0.778).
This month's issue considers resident work hours, care at Indian Health Service hospitals, and readmissions. ... Hospitalists are already on the front lines of efforts to reduce readmissions, of course.
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
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. Patients who lived or were hospitalized in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Maryland had significantly higher risk of readmission within 30 days, a recent study found. ... Patients living in neighborhoods at the 90th
readmissions by 12% between 2014 and 2019.
For the VBPM, quality of care is assessed using the reported PQRS performance measures and 3 additional outcome measures: all-cause 30-day readmissions; high admission rates for 3 acute conditions ... Hospitals are subject to similar measures under the