Tag: readmission

1. In this retrospective observational study, the authors observed that residing in a disadvantaged neighborhood and being discharged from a safety-net hospital were independently associated with an increased 30-day risk of readmission. 2. There was a higher association observed between readmission risk and the hospital’s safety-net index compared to the...
1. In this retrospective observational study, the authors observed that residing in a disadvantaged neighborhood and being discharged from a safety-net hospital were independently associated with an increased 30-day risk of readmission. 2. There was a higher association observed between readmission risk and the hospital’s safety-net index compared to the...
1. In this randomized clinical trial, a pharmacist-led extended intervention, which included medication review, three motivational interviews, and telephone follow-up resulted in significant decreases in readmission at 180 days. 2. The number needed to treat with the extended intervention as compared to usual care was 12. No cost-effective analysis was...
1. Of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), 17.6% were readmitted within 30 days after being discharged following peripheral arterial revascularization. 2. After standardizing readmission rates by patient characteristics, researchers found only modest differences in readmission rates between hospitals, suggesting that patient characteristics had a stronger effect on readmission than...
1. Boys, infants <1 year of age, and children with chronic conditions were found to be more likely to be readmitted within 30 days following hospitalization for lower respiratory infections (LRIs). 2. Readmissions following LRI hospitalization varied widely among hospitals, and were most likely attributed to continued LRI, asthma, or...
  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. In this multi-center and multi-perspective study about hospital readmissions, factors most strongly associated with preventable hospital readmissions included: emergency department decision to admit when an inpatient stay may not have been required, failure to communicate important information to outpatient health care professionals, discharging patients too soon after the...
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...
Ezetimibe Added to Statin Therapy after Acute Coronary Syndromes HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) lower LDL cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. Ezetimibe is a non-statin lipid lowering medication that reduces the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines and can further decrease LDL cholesterol levels when added...
In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Tenofovir-Based Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Infection among African Women Pre-exposure prophylaxis with tenofovir combined with or without emtricitabine has been shown to significantly reduce rates of HIV acquisition in populations including men...