Hospital Readmission

Nursing homes announce campaign to lessen poor outcomes, decrease employee turnover

Nursing homes announce campaign to lessen poor outcomes, decrease employee turnover

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Increasing staff stability, adopting a customer satisfaction questionnaire, reducing unintended healthcare outcomes, reducing hospital readmissions, improving discharges to the community, and adopting functional outcome measurements are the focus of the next round of quality improvement for the American Health Care Association.

Ask the Nursing Expert ... about hospital readmissions

Ask the Nursing Expert ... about hospital readmissions

Is it true we will be hit by cuts in reimbursement and penalized by Medicare for high percentages of hospital readmissions based on the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, or PAMA?

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Dementia increases risk for  hospital readmission by 20%

Dementia increases risk for hospital readmission by 20%

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Seniors are more likely to be rehospitalized within 30 days of discharge if they have dementia, and the risk increases if they are taking an antipsychotic medication, according to recently published research.