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
patient in follow-up, increasing the risk of adverse events such as readmissions. ... Dr. Robelia is the chair of readmissions at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
The primary outcome was the association of DNR reversal with readmission to the same or different hospital from the initial hospital. ... Secondary outcomes included the association of DNR reversal with readmission to a hospital with a low or high rate
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
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
Studies suggest that the program—which penalizes hospitals for excessive readmissions within 30 days of discharge—is working as intended, and experts point to the steady decline in national Medicare readmission ... It rightly incentivizes hospitals
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.
Readmission rates for heart failure were largely unchanged from 2006 to 2014 at 21.9%, but then declined to 20.8% in 2017. ... increasing post-discharge HF mortality since 2006 which preceded the readmission program,” they wrote.
About $12 billion of that is spent on potentially preventable readmissions, the report found. ... Research often cites poor communication and coordination at discharge as major contributors to readmissions.
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