(Medical Xpress)—When hospital patients have to be readmitted soon after discharge, hospitals look bad.
Other Feb 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In a study that included data on nearly 3 million hospital admissions for Medicare beneficiaries with heart attack, pneumonia or heart failure, researchers failed to find evidence that a hospital's performance on the measure ...
Health Feb 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In a national sample of 72 children's hospitals, 6.5 percent of hospitalized children experienced an unplanned readmission within 30 days, with significant variability in readmission rates across conditions and hospitals, ...
Health Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—There were reductions in hospital stays for patients undergoing prostatectomy and cystectomy in 2004 to 2005, compared to those undergoing the procedures in 1992 to 1993, according to research ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Medical centers that elect to keep psychiatric files private and separate from the rest of a person's medical record may be doing their patients a disservice, a Johns Hopkins study concludes.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 02, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Fears that patients are being forced out of hospitals dangerously early may be unfounded, researchers report.
Health Dec 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An analysis of two heart failure therapies finds differing outcomes regarding improvement in survival, according to two studies appearing in the November 28 issue of JAMA.
Cardiology Nov 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Hospital administrative databases, designed to provide general information on hospital stays and associated costs, are frequently used to find information that can lead to quality assessments of care or clinical research. ...
Surgery Nov 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
When a cardiologist attends to heart failure patients, even when the severity of illness is higher, patients have reduced rates of hospital readmissions, compared with those patients who are treated by a hospitalist, according ...
Cardiology Nov 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Identifying risk factors in hospital readmissions could help improve patient care and hospital bottom lines, according to a study recently completed by Georgia State University's Experimental Economics Center and a team from ...
Surgery Oct 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Three in 10 patients receiving a kidney transplant require readmission to the hospital within 30 days of discharge following surgery, according to a Johns Hopkins analysis of six years of national data.
Other Oct 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
When hospital patients have to be readmitted soon after discharge, hospitals look bad.
Health Oct 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Hospital readmission rates and early death rates are used to rank hospital performance but there can be significant variation in their values, depending on how they are calculated, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canad ...
Health Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Postoperative complications are the most significant independent risk factor leading to 30-day hospital readmissions among general surgery patients, according to a new exploratory study published in the September issue of ...
Surgery Aug 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Revenue-driven surgery and poor planning drive some surgical patients home too early, concludes a pair of logistical studies conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School ...
Surgery May 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0