failure readmissions and a drop rather than a rise in heart failure mortality. ... increasing post-discharge HF mortality since 2006 which preceded the readmission program,” they wrote.
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.
retrospective study of Medicare admissions before and after the start of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). ... An accompanying editorial expressed concern about the impacts of policies to reduce readmissions on heart failure patients.
readmission for heart failure or other cardiovascular causes, but not noncardiovascular causes, a recent Canadian study found. ... Penalties for readmissions are unable to control for all these factors, according to the editorialists.
Those increases were only partly offset by declines in readmissions (monthly change, 0.023 per 100 patient discharges; 95% CI, 0.035 to 0.012). ... The study's results highlight problems with the use of 30-day readmission rate as a quality metric and
Effectiveness Data and Information Set, and their absence appeared to affect readmission rate measurement. ... Before adjustment, Medicare Advantage beneficiaries had lower readmission rates than those with traditional Medicare for all three conditions
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.
Utilization of postdischarge services was strongly associated with avoidance of 30-day readmissions among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, whether or not the services were for the same diagnosis as the ... Among all-cause index hospitalizations, 11
who share strategies on improving transitions from the hospital to the home—which in turn should help cut down on readmissions. ... Patients are much more likely to die following readmission for heart failure or heart attack.
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