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Pressure sore stats predict readmissions

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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.

Readmission numbers held steady for Medicare patients in years before CMS penalties: report

Readmission numbers held steady for Medicare patients in years before CMS penalties: report

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Hospital readmission rates for Medicare patients remained steady between 2008 and 2010, with variations between regions, according to a report released Monday.

Researchers urge a broad-based approach to cut Medicare rehospitalizations

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Efforts to reduce the rehospitalization rate for older patients should not strictly focus on measures tied to particular diseases or diagnoses, researchers recently proposed.

Online rehospitalization courses now available

Online rehospitalization courses now available

Care2Learn has announced the availability of 14 online courses that help reduce rehospitalizations. The modules address health issues most likely to trigger rehospitalizations.

More active treatment of depression in older women needed, researchers say

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Depression significantly affected the lifestyles of about one-fifth of participants in a study focusing on women 65 and older, researchers say.