In-home COPD management program cuts 30-day acute-care readmissions
Jun 29, 2022
Thirty-day readmission rates were 12% for post-acute COPD participants in an at-home pulmonary rehab program, and 22% for those without the intervention, a new study finds.
Better patient education will improve readmission rates, patient outcomes: study
Feb 17, 2022
Better resident preparation and communication during the discharge process is the key for skilled nursing facilities hoping to reduce hospital readmissions and produce better outcomes, new study findings...
SNF residents avoid repeat hospitalization with nurse-led heart failure program
Sep 03, 2021
Sixty days after admission, patients in the disease management program had a lower composite rate of rehospitalization, ED visits or mortality when compared with their peers who had usual care. The program...
Physical, occupational therapy tied to better resident outcomes across all PALTC settings
Apr 07, 2021
Most patients in post-acute care settings reap functional benefits and see reduced rehospitalization from physical therapy and occupational therapy, finds a new study across 1.4 million Medicare beneficiaries.
Discharge redesign: Training program translates to staff buy-in, lower rehospitalization rates
Feb 17, 2021
A program shown to improve resident discharge in nursing homes and cut readmissions works best when it is implemented gradually, according to a new study.
How we used machine learning to reduce rehospitalizations
Feb 12, 2021
In late 2020, I applied for a technology grant through a machine-learning technology company that builds customized, machine-learning tools based on a facility’s retrospective EHR and rehospitalization...
Skilled care, mental health focus needed to decrease hospitalizations
Jan 11, 2021
Preventing hospitalizations is as much a sign of good health in older adults as it is a way to maintain it. The burden of infection control, preventing skin breakdown, pneumonia — and the myriad other...
CMS study: Avera eCARE Senior Care reduces LTC costs
Nov 25, 2020
Avera eCARE Senior Care reduced the cost of providing healthcare for long-term care residents, according to a federally sponsored evaluation of Health Care Innovation Award projects. Avera eCARE won a...
Daiya Healthcare moves into Hawaii
Nov 11, 2020
Daiya Healthcare, a provider group specializing in post-acute and long-term care medicine, expanded operations into Hawaii with clinicians, offering primary care, psychiatry, palliative care and pain management...
Respiratory distress the cause of most post-COVID hospital readmissions
Aug 25, 2020
Respiratory distress is often the culprit when a patient with COVID-19 returns to the hospital within two weeks of discharge, a study finds. These patients also have relatively high rates of COPD and hypertension.