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Many hospitals being penalized for 30-day readmissions

(HealthDay)—About half of the nation's hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for having patients return within a month of discharge, losing a combined $420 million, according to a report published by Kaiser Health.

Aug 07, 2015
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Many seniors overestimate their mobility

Many seniors who visit emergency departments require more assistance with physical tasks than they think they do, which may lead to hospital readmission later on. The results of the study were published online Friday in Annals ...

Aug 06, 2015
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Increasing trend toward use of 'laborists' in hospitals

(HealthDay)—Hospitals are increasingly employing laborists who are always at the hospital to handle births and obstetrical and gynecological emergencies, with positive results, according to a report published by Kaiser ...

Aug 05, 2015
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