Breaking the Cycle of Hospital Readmissions

Monday, October 11th, 2010
This post was written by Patricia Donovan

To reduce avoidable use of hospital emergency departments, healthcare organizations are doing everything from surveying ED patients post-discharge to embedding a case manager in the ED. In this week’s Healthcare Business Weekly Update, Ariel Linden details the essential first step to reducing avoidable healthcare utilization. And on a related note, we present new Johns Hopkins research that questions whether increased use of MRIs and CT scans in the ER is contributing to longer ER visits and increasing the risk of medical error.

You’ll also learn why 16 states will be taking a closer look at evidence-based care transition models that will help break the cycle of hospital readmissions.

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