Tag: readmission rates

1. In this retrospective cohort analysis, patients admitted under services with greater hospitalist continuity of care had lower 30-day mortality compared to lower-continuity hospitalist services. 2. Higher continuity hospitalist services also had improved readmission rates and lower associated discharge costs. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)        Study Rundown: Central to the physician-patient relationship...
1. The percentage of preventable early readmissions (within 7 days post-discharge) and late readmissions (between 8 and 30 days post-discharge) were 36.2% and 23.0%, respectively, which suggests that a 7-day window may be more accurate than a 30-day window for measuring quality of hospital care. 2. In terms of the...
  1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, readmissions rates for both general and heart failure populations decreased after implementation of quality improvement projects, which usually included assessing patients’ needs and risks, discussing with patients and caregivers, and connecting patients with their usual providers. 2. Even though readmission rates were significantly...
1. The HOSPITAL score uses seven readily available clinical factors to estimate risk of 30-day potentially avoidable hospital readmission in this international study of medical inpatients. 2. The external validity of the test showed good performance and calibration for further generalizability, and this tool could be used to more judiciously...
1. For acute myocardial infarction and heart failure in male patients older than 65 years, 30-day mortality was lower in Veteran's Affairs (VA) hospitals than non-VA hospitals. There was no mortality difference between hospitals for pneumonia. 2. Readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia were higher at...
  1. Presence of an established medical home was associated with a lower, unplanned admission rate within 30-days, but not associated with changes in 7-day Emergency Department (ED) visit rate, following hospital discharge in pediatric patients. 2. Pediatric patients with subspecialists as primary care providers, those with longer and more frequent...