A meta-analysis showed that readmission rates among patients who received communication interventions at discharge were 9.1% compared to 13.5% among those who did not. Patient satisfaction was also significantly higher: 60.9% were satisfied versus
1 Sep 2021
A team of skeptics convinced themselves that home monitoring helped patients.
15 May 2021
A study of Medicare inpatients found that those cared for by hospitalists who worked fewer clinical days annually had higher mortality rates at 30 days, while no association was seen for readmissions.
15 Sep 2021
Research summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly
15 May 2021
A study of 21 hospitals in an integrated health system in California found that a postdischarge intervention targeted at patients at 25% or higher predicted risk of 30-day readmission or mortality was associated with decreased rates of readmission,
18 Aug 2021
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
15 Jun 2020
Only 1.5% of studied patients began pulmonary rehabilitation within 90 days of discharge from a hospitalization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but their rate of readmission within a year was 56.4%, compared to 64.6% in patients
28 Jul 2021
Discharge of heart failure patients to settings not recommended by therapists linked to increased readmission risk
Patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure who were discharged to a less intensive postacute setting than that recommended by physical and occupational therapists were more likely to be readmitted within 30 days than those discharged
4 Aug 2021
An academic tertiary care hospital in Northern California found that adjusted mean hospital length of stay decreased by 2% and the adjusted odds of 30-day readmission decreased by 14% after implementation of a delirium screening and care pathway for
16 Jun 2021
A dedicated team strives to keep a complex patient out of the hospital.
15 Jun 2018