Tag: hospital readmission

1. There were lower 30-day mortality rates two years after implementation of the nursing ratio policy compared to baseline. 2. The reduction in length of stay and readmission rates reduced health care costs substantially. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Public policy implementing minimum nurse-to-patient ratios have sought to improve patient...
1. Patients who received navigation services had significantly fewer inpatient readmissions and emergency department visits compared to those who received standard care. 2. Those who received navigation services were faster to enter treatment for substance use disorder compared to those who received standard care. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Repeated...
1. In this retrospective cohort study, there was very little variation in 30-day readmission rates between different primary care physicians (PCPs). 2. Programs holding PCPs accountable for readmissions may be ineffective. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Readmissions are costly for the patient and the healthcare system and may be the...