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Focus on Preventable Readmissions Could Save Hospitals Financial Penalties

Reporting of hospital readmission rates should be based exclusively on preventable or potentially preventable readmissions, so that hospitals are not unfairly penalized, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University. Preventable … finish reading Focus on Preventable Readmissions Could Save Hospitals Financial Penalties

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Data Dive Uncovers Socioeconomics Driving ER Visits, Readmissions

By diving deep into existing data, officials at John C. Lincoln Network accountable care organization (ACO) realized the primary cause of readmissions for a subset of patients wasn’t inaccessible primary care, but lack of food. Patients were going to the … finish reading Data Dive Uncovers Socioeconomics Driving ER Visits, Readmissions

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Post-Surgery Complications Predict Readmissions By As Much as 73 Percent

Complications following surgery are a strong indicator of which patients are likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the 30 days following their procedure, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery. Using an online tool may allow healthcare … finish reading Post-Surgery Complications Predict Readmissions By As Much as 73 Percent

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New Hospital to Home Initiative Improves Strategies to Prevent Readmissions

Participation in a new hospital to home quality improvement initiative has helped to improve hospital readmission strategies, including tracking discharged patients and partnering with local hospitals, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers from the American College … finish reading New Hospital to Home Initiative Improves Strategies to Prevent Readmissions

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Identifying High Utilizers First Step in Reducing Readmissions

Businesses do it all the time — analyze their repeat customers, and market to them, says Susan Horton, DNP, APRN, CHFN, VP of peri-operative services at Central Maine Medical Center and executive director of the Central Maine Heart and Vascular … finish reading Identifying High Utilizers First Step in Reducing Readmissions

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Study: Patient Activation Linked to Lower Readmissions

Patient activation — or having the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to manage one’s health — leads to better health following hospital discharge, and lower readmission rates, according to researchers from the Boston Medical Center. Researchers used the Patient Activation … finish reading Study: Patient Activation Linked to Lower Readmissions

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Hospital Readmission Rates Linked with Quality of Surgical Care

Quality surgical care is strongly linked to hospital readmission rates, according to a study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), which appears in the New England Journal of Medicine. Much of the policy focus in the past has been … finish reading Hospital Readmission Rates Linked with Quality of Surgical Care

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1 in 5 Older Adults End Up in ER after Surgery

Nearly one in five older adults who have common operations will end up in the ER within a month of their hospital stay, finds a new study from the University of Michigan Medical School, with funding from the National Institutes … finish reading 1 in 5 Older Adults End Up in ER after Surgery

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Care Transition Management Ensures Seamless Journey Back to Community

Whether patients go directly home after a hospitalization or ER visit or spend time at a nursing home or long-term care facility, the hospital discharge can be the tipping point to both improve care transitions and reduce avoidable readmissions, particularly … finish reading Care Transition Management Ensures Seamless Journey Back to Community

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2 Community Based Approaches to Reducing Readmissions

There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to reducing readmissions, says Alicia Goroski, MPH, senior project director for care transitions for the Colorado Foundations of Medical Care (CFMC), the national coordinator for the QIO effort. Instead, it’s important to … finish reading 2 Community Based Approaches to Reducing Readmissions

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