Researchers used 2013 and 2014 data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization's all-payer Nationwide Readmission Database to compare hospital-level 30-day readmissions for the conditions that are publicly ... a program to reduce readmissions should be
One question researchers hoped patient data might help answer was whether their readmissions were preventable. ... The results could be used to improve discharge planning and potentially reduce readmissions.
Lower glucose levels before hospital discharge associated with readmission, death in diabetes patients
However, levels below that range were associated with progressively increasing risk of readmission and mortality. ... 2 mg/dL (4.8 mmol/L) for the combined outcome of readmission or mortality within 30 days.
St. Joseph Hospital in Whatcom County, Wash., reduced unnecessary readmissions by improving patient self-management after hospital discharge. ... The issue:Reducing unnecessary readmissions by improving patient self-management after hospital discharge.
Nonspecific chest pain was the most common noncardiac cause of readmission within each time period (14.2% to 22.7% of noncardiac readmissions). ... The most common cardiac cause for readmission was coronary artery disease, including angina (37.4% to 39.3%
co-developer of an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality guide about reducing Medicaid readmissions. ... Wasfy. Some factors that affect readmission during the postdischarge period are outside of hospitals' direct control, he said.
Patients who experience high trauma of hospitalization, as measured by disturbances in sleep, mobility, nutrition, and mood, may have a greater risk of readmission or ED visit within 30 days of ... In addition, the trauma survey has not been validated in
Studies suggest that the program—which penalizes hospitals for excessive readmissions within 30 days of discharge—is working as intended, and experts point to the steady decline in national Medicare readmission ... It rightly incentivizes hospitals
year mortality rates than the hospitals with low 30-day readmissions (median 28.2% vs. ... That result raises questions about the validity of 30-day readmissions as a performance and payment metric, they added.
Preoperative proteinuria may indicate higher risk for postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) and unplanned 30-day readmission, according to a new study. ... 2. The study's primary outcome was postoperative AKI before discharge and unplanned readmission