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Moving on from readmissions

Some experts are saying it's time for hospitals and payers to shift their focus from preventing readmissions to pursuing other quality objectives.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/10/26/moving-on-from-readmissions.htm
26 Oct 2022

Communications interventions at discharge may improve readmissions, adherence

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 49.5% of controls.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/09/01/4.htm
1 Sep 2021

High-intensity medical therapy at HF discharge reduced readmissions, death

Researchers stopped the STRONG-HF randomized trial early due to greater than expected differences in outcomes between patients who received rapid up-titration of guideline-directed medical therapy under strict follow-up and those who received usual care.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/11/16/high-intensity-medical-therapy-at-hf-discharge-reduced-readmissions-death.htm
16 Nov 2022

Pulmonary rehabilitation associated with fewer readmissions for COPD patients

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 who did not begin rehab.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/07/28/3.htm
28 Jul 2021

Familiar faces reduce readmissions

A hospitalist explains how his facility focused a consistent multidisciplinary team on patients who were likely to return to the hospital.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/07/20/free/familiar-faces-reduce-readmissions.htm
20 Jul 2022

Care coordination program linked to reduced readmission rates in large health system

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, but not mortality, in the 30 days after discharge.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/08/18/4.htm
18 Aug 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 according to recommendations.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/08/04/2.htm
4 Aug 2021

Readmission penalties didn't improve COPD exacerbation care

The percentage of patients hospitalized with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who received recommended care increased at a rate of 0.16% per month before implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program compared to 0.01% per month in the four years after.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/08/10/readmission-penalties-didnt-improve-copd-exacerbation-care.htm
10 Aug 2022

Navigation service reduced readmissions of patients with substance use disorder

A single-center trial found benefits from providing recently hospitalized patients with proactive case management, advocacy, service linkage, and motivational support to address substance use disorder, medical, and basic needs for three months after discharge.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/04/07/2.htm
7 Apr 2021

Effects of interdisciplinary teams on readmissions may vary by team structure

Interdisciplinary teams may function better if they have a dedicated time and space for meetings, have a specific social worker or case manager assigned, and use structured tools to support discussions, a recent study suggested.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/08/24/effects-of-interdisciplinary-teams-on-readmissions-may-vary-by-team-structure.htm
24 Aug 2022

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