News tagged with readmission

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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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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Reducing avoidable rehospitalizations among seniors

The rehospitalization of senior patients within 30 days of discharge from a skilled nursing facility (SNF) has risen dramatically in recent years, at an estimated annual cost of more than $17 billion. A new study from Hebrew ...

Jun 13, 2011
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