News tagged with readmission rates

Researchers question key quality measure for asthma

Researchers studying the first national quality measure for hospitalized children have found that no matter how strictly a health care institution followed the criteria, it had no actual impact on patient outcomes.

Oct 04, 2011
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Deaths plague even top hospitals

More than 120 hospitals given top marks by patients for providing excellent care also have a darker distinction: high death rates for heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, a USA Today analysis of new Medicare data ...

Aug 08, 2011
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Community demographics linked to hospital readmissions

Nearly 60 percent of the variation in hospital readmission rates appears to be associated with where the hospital is located rather than on the hospital's performance, finds a new study in Health Services Re ...

Apr 11, 2014
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Unplanned readmission common after spine fusion

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing spine fusion for adult spinal deformity, unplanned hospital readmissions are relatively common and are often related to surgical site infections, according to a study ...

Sep 11, 2013
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