News tagged with readmission

Rehospitalization in younger patients

Older adults often are readmitted after hospitalization for heart failure, pneumonia, and acute myocardial infarction, a significant issue that has caused Medicare to target hospitals with high 30-day readmission rates for ...

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Model to predict COPD hospital readmission developed

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified predictors of early rehospitalization among patients hospitalized for complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This study was ...

Aug 12, 2014
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Study identifies risk factors for hospital readmissions

Hospital readmission, an important measure of quality care, costs the United States an estimated $17 billion each year. And according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), about half of those readmissions ...

Jun 11, 2014
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New York medical database aids doctors, patients

New York has been quietly building a statewide system of comprehensive medical records, planning to open computer links where patients and doctors can reference entire health histories.

Jun 01, 2014
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Procedure invasiveness ups spinal surgery readmissions

(HealthDay)—Thirty-day unplanned readmission rates following lumbar spine surgery increase with procedure invasiveness, with medical and surgical factors contributing to readmission, according to a study ...

May 13, 2014
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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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