As we’ve come to understand, bad things can happen through no fault of our own. Sometimes, it’s a matter of someone else being victimized by fate’s fickle finger – and playing the misfortune forward.
Race, geographic disparities found in 30-day readmissions for people with dementia
Mar 13, 2023
Black and non-Hispanic white Medicare beneficiaries living with dementia have a higher burden of 30-day readmission rates than their peers without dementia, researchers report
Observation status overuse undercuts hospital readmission progress
Nov 30, 2022
Major strides in reducing hospital readmissions, an often-cited indicator of quality in both acute and post-acute settings, were actually overstated when taking into account the rising use of observation...
How hospital readmissions fell by 61% and clinical outcomes improved using value-based care
Mar 25, 2021
Implementing value-based care partnerships has led to significant improvements in resident clinical outcomes, hospital readmissions and reduced costs for long-term care providers who detailed their successes...
Post-acute COVID-19 patients face higher mortality and readmission risk, study finds
Dec 17, 2020
When compared with heart failure and pneumonia patients, discharged COVID-19 patients had 40% to 60% higher odds of ten-day readmission or death, investigators report.
Clinical Briefs for Friday, February 21
Feb 20, 2020
Costs deter patients from taking their neurologic medications … Address patient complaints to lower risk of violence against nurses, say researchers … Hospital readmissions less likely when elders...
Frailty linked to higher readmission rates for Medicare beneficiaries
Sep 26, 2019
Frailty is a key factor in 30-day hospital readmissions for older Medicare recipients with heart problems and pneumonia.
Also in the news for June 20, 2014 . . .
Jun 20, 2014
Senate bill for risk-adjusted hospital readmissions penalties … New guidelines for treating MRSA skin infections … CMS announces 5-star ratings for home health … PERS product recall
Also in the news for May 15, 2014 . . .
May 15, 2014
CDC includes nursing home occupancy info in annual report … People can enroll their computers in the fight against Alzheimer’s … Heart patients’ socioeconomic status does not influence...
Hospital readmissions declined again in 2013, Sebelius credits provider partnerships
May 08, 2014
The number of seniors readmitted to a hospital within a month of discharge continued to decline in 2013, according to data released Wednesday by the government. The trend shows that greater coordination...