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
One question researchers hoped patient data might help answer was whether their readmissions were preventable. ... The results could be used to improve discharge planning and potentially reduce readmissions.
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.
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 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
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.
that were participating in the Nationwide Readmissions Database. The goal of the study was to determine the rate of readmissions and whether readmission risk after peripheral arterial revascularization varies by hospital. ... In addition, 30-day
Readmissions after stroke decreased an average of 3.3% annually from 2010 to 2014, and 30-day readmission risk was significantly higher in patients who were discharged from nonteaching hospitals with ... Readmissions decreased an average of 3.3% annually
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.
20.1%). Observation and ED visits increased in all groups, and inpatient readmissions decreased only for patients with Medicare (18.3% vs. ... Regardless of the cause of the findings, measuring readmission rates without counting ED visits and observation