Until now, little was known about the effects of dementia on early hospital readmission
In the case of complex cancer surgeries, readmission
is quite common.
This review sought to determine if the teach-back method can impact 30-day readmission
rates in patients with HF.
The researchers determined that patients with diabetes are admitted to the hospital and experience unplanned readmissions
for a wide range of reasons, similar to patients without diabetes.
Overall program savings were determined by calculating the additional readmission
costs that would have resulted if participants had been readmitted at the same rate as nonparticipants and then deducting the cost of their BRIDGE visits.
The most common primary indication for readmission
, they found, was wound infection or breakdown (15.
Steps to reduce the need for readmissions
include improving communications between patients and clinicians, as well as between primary care and hospital physicians; assessing patients readiness for discharge and providing better post-discharge resources said lead author Andrew Auerbach, MD, MPH, a hospitalist at UCSF Health and professor of medicine at the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine.
measures for AMI, HF, and pneumonia have been publicly reported since 2009, and the CMS plans to expand reporting to include Hospital-Wide Readmission
and Total Hip Arthroplasty and Total Knee Arthroplasty (elective primary) Readmission
Matching algorithms were applied to MHA discharge data and to MN DC to estimate 30-day readmission
rates and 30-day mortality rates by region in Minnesota.
Across all surgical disciplines, including urology, the relationship between surgical care and readmission
We found that CDI readmissions
for any reason had almost a one-week longer average length of stay than all-cause readmissions
," said Teena Chopra, M.
In 2013/14, there were at least 212 alcohol related readmissions
of patients who had previously been seen for alcohol-related conditions at Betsi Cadwaladr hospitals.