https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2019/05/success-story-a-citywide-pledge-to-reduce-readmissions.htm. Camden, N.J., focused on removing barriers to postdischarge primary care visits. ... The issue: Reducing avoidable readmissions among
At 30 days postdischarge, rates of readmission or death were higher among vulnerable and frail patients than among well patients (16.1%, 17.6%, and 4.2%, respectively). ... At six months postdischarge, an independent and dose-dependent relationship was
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.
Total Medicare payments within 60 days of admission were also lower ($4,514; 95% CI, –$6,932 to $3,837; P<0.001), despite the higher rate of readmission. ... The editorialist also wondered whether the difference in readmissions between groups could be
The risk of 30-day readmissions for noncardiovascular causes was more linear, increasing with longer length of stay. ... Penalties for readmissions are unable to control for all these factors, according to the editorialists.
Most 30-day readmissions after hospitalization for intracerebral hemorrhage are related to infection, according to a recent study. ... Other common readmission reasons were stroke-related codes and aspiration pneumonitis (23.7% and 4.3%, respectively).
Researchers used 2013 and 2014 data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization's all-payer Nationwide Readmission Database to compare hospital-level 30-day readmissions for the conditions that are publicly ... a program to reduce readmissions should be
Patients discharged during the two-week December holiday period had a slightly higher risk of 30-day death or readmission and were much less likely to have prompt outpatient follow-up ... 31, 2016. They compared rates of 30-day mortality or readmission
However, they also had significantly lower rates of readmission within 30 days (22.80% vs. ... The findings regarding readmission rates are consistent with existing evidence that 30-day readmissions and mortality do not correlate and may suggest that the
Four years after discharge, having stopped digoxin was associated with significantly higher risks of heart failure readmission (hazard ratio [HR], 1.21; 95% CI, 1.05 to 1.39; ... or all-cause readmission (HR, 1.03; 95% CI, 0.84 to 1.26; P=0.778).