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Mental Health Disorders Complicate Standards for Readmissions

Co-existing psychiatric illness should be considered in assessing hospital readmissions for three common medical conditions used by Medicare and Medicaid to penalize hospitals with “excessive” readmission rates: heart failure, acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and pneumonia, according to a new collaborative … finish reading Mental Health Disorders Complicate Standards for Readmissions

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Frequent Home Visits Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions, Improve Survival

Frequent home visits combined with multidisciplinary heart failure clinic interventions can reduce hospital readmission and improve survival for patients with heart failure, according to research from RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The number and … finish reading Frequent Home Visits Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions, Improve Survival

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6 Steps Could Cut Heart Failure Readmissions

Researchers have identified six steps hospital staff can do to help heart failure patients avoid readmittance to the hospital within 30 days after they’re discharged, according to research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. While … finish reading 6 Steps Could Cut Heart Failure Readmissions

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Physical Health Problems Spur More Patients to Seek Mental Health Services

People who experience physical health problems are three times more likely to seek mental health services than those who have no physical ailments, according to a new study from Oregon State University (OSU). Using data from more than 6,000 people … finish reading Physical Health Problems Spur More Patients to Seek Mental Health Services

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Hospitals’ Stroke-Care Rankings Must Include Stroke Severity: Study

Hospitals’ risk-standardized stroke-care rankings can be unfairly impacted if the severity of strokes are not considered, says a new study from UCLA. Under the ACA, hospitals and medical centers must report their quality-of-care and risk-standardized outcomes for stroke and other … finish reading Hospitals’ Stroke-Care Rankings Must Include Stroke Severity: Study

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Geisinger, Bon Secours, Baptist Among Thomson Reuters’ Top Hospitals

Geisinger Medical Center, Bon Secours Health Systems and Baptist Medical Center are among the top 100 hospitals in the country for organizational performance, according to Thomson Reuters’ annual 100 Top Hospitals® study. The study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; … finish reading Geisinger, Bon Secours, Baptist Among Thomson Reuters’ Top Hospitals

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