Compared with other quality measures, pressure ulcer prevalence is particularly good at predicting whether a nursing home will readmit residents to the hospital, according to findings published recently in HSR: Health Services Research.
Hospital readmission rates for Medicare patients remained steady between 2008 and 2010, with variations between regions, according to a report released Monday.
Efforts to reduce the rehospitalization rate for older patients should not strictly focus on measures tied to particular diseases or diagnoses, researchers recently proposed.
Care2Learn has announced the availability of 14 online courses that help reduce rehospitalizations. The modules address health issues most likely to trigger rehospitalizations.
Depression significantly affected the lifestyles of about one-fifth of participants in a study focusing on women 65 and older, researchers say.