In the Geisinger Health System, a transitions-of-care project targets patients at high risk of readmission and assigns them an outpatient nurse case manager, also called a health navigator. ... It's highly likely there will be penalties in the health
Researchers derived a model to predict 30-day readmissions in 2,004 of the patients and validated it in the other 1,002. ... editorial. For example, no previous research has identified an association between low diastolic blood pressure and readmissions.
A program targeting the postacute care of orthopedic patients led to reductions in readmissions and excess days in acute care, a before-after pilot study found. ... Readmissions decreased from 49 (6.1%) during preimplementation to 37 (2.0%) during
Hospital Medicine to improve transitions at discharge with the goal of reducing 30-day readmission rates. ... I expect we can decrease those types of readmissions by 5 to 6% by having outreach to the nursing homes.”.
Their quality of life and readmission rate were measured at 12 weeks after hospitalization. ... be used to improve readmission risk stratification and identify patients for nutritional intervention.
Heart failure and pneumonia were the most common reasons for readmission for both medical and surgical patients. ... Also, hospitals are likely to argue that many factors that affect readmission are out of their control.
In the first sample, the median readmission rate was 15.5% (interquartile range, 15.3% to 15.8%). ... in the worse quartiles for readmissions than if they were admitted to a hospital in a better quartile.
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.
Use of observation rose from 2007 to 2015, but both for diagnoses targeted by readmission penalties and those not targeted, and there was no hospital-level association with readmissions. ... Readmission rates continued to decline from October 2012
Still, the intervention significantly lowered readmissions in a real-world setting, they noted. ... Nurses were available by telephone seven days a week, and the nurses resumed hospital visits if a readmission occurred.