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Discharge timing model identifies risk for readmission, death after COVID-19

Risk of death or readmission within 30 days was higher in patients with fever within 72 hours of discharge; tachypnea, tachycardia, or lack of improvement in oxygen requirement in the last 24 hours; and lymphopenia or thrombocytopenia at the time of discharge.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2024/07/10/free/discharge-timing-model-identifies-risk-for-readmission-death-after-covid-19.htm
10 Jul 2024

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

July 10, 2024

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2024/07/10/

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

Clostridiodes difficile order set increased appropriateness of testing, study finds

The smart order set, implemented in one health care system, put a hard stop on orders for Clostridiodes difficile testing if patients admitted for more than four days had recently received laxatives or been treated or tested for C. difficile.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2024/07/03/clostridiodes-difficile-order-set-increased-appropriateness-of-testing-study-finds.htm
3 Jul 2024

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

Getting worse at heart failure

Despite advances in drugs and guidelines, heart failure mortality is on the rise. An expert researcher offers some solutions.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2024/06/19/getting-worse-at-heart-failure.htm
19 Jun 2024

Stopping digoxin after a heart failure exacerbation associated with risk of readmission

Patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction who were taking digoxin before hospitalization had higher short-term mortality and long-term readmission risk if the drug was discontinued at discharge.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2019/07/31/3.htm
31 Jul 2019

September 2015

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2015/09/

Disadvantaged neighborhoods and safety-net hospitals had higher readmission rates

A retrospective analysis of Maryland hospital patients found that 30-day readmission rates varied from 14.1% to 12.5% with the disadvantage level of patients' home neighborhoods and from 14.8% to 11.6% with a hospital's safety-net status.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2019/07/03/4.htm
3 Jul 2019

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