Tag Archives: readmissions

Same-Hospital Readmission Rate Unreliable Predictor for All-Hospital Readmission Rate

Same-hospital readmission rates are an unreliable predictor for all-hospital readmissions rates, but that rate is what CMS penalizes hospitals for, according to research from the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, presented at the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American … finish reading Same-Hospital Readmission Rate Unreliable Predictor for All-Hospital Readmission Rate

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Intensive Care Units Do Better Under Pressure: Study

Busy ICUs discharge patients more quickly than usual, but they do so without compromising patient care and outcomes, suggesting that low-value extensions of ICU stays are minimized during times of increased ICU capacity strain, according to a new study from … finish reading Intensive Care Units Do Better Under Pressure: Study

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Patient-Clinician Communication Critical During Transitional Care: Study

One in five patients are ending up back in the hospital due to faulty communication between doctors and patients, according to two studies from Yale School of Medicine, and published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine (JHM), and JAMA Internal … finish reading Patient-Clinician Communication Critical During Transitional Care: Study

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HF Patients Treated by Cardiologist Rather Than Hospitalist Have Fewer Readmissions

When heart failure (HF) patients are treated by a cardiologist rather than a hospitalist, their rates of hospital readmissions are lower, according to a new study from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF). Congestive HF is the most common cause … finish reading HF Patients Treated by Cardiologist Rather Than Hospitalist Have Fewer Readmissions

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