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Hospital Readmission

Some Smart Ways to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

Eric J. Hall | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

If you have ever been hospitalized you know how many health care professionals -- doctors, nurses, technicians, therapists on several shifts -- come into your room to talk with you. You have little time t o learn their names or understand their roles, let alone what they are telling you about your condition.

How Avoidable Hospital Readmissions are Hurting the Economy, the Health Care System and the Patient

Lily Sarafan | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Lily Sarafan

We often mistakenly assume that we can't play a role in the efficiency of our institutions. We can prevent thousands of avoidable hospital readmissions by being proactive and availing ourselves of the resources in our communities.

How One Hospital Reduced Its Readmission Rate

The Wall Street Journal | By Katherine Hobson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Healthy Living

If you’re a Medicare patient admitted to the hospital, the odds are about one in six that you’ll end up back in the hospital within a month. And t...

Policy Must Examine the Complexity of Hospital Readmissions

Eliot J. Lazar, MD, MBA | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Eliot J. Lazar, MD, MBA

Focusing on hospital readmissions can be a strong impetus for positive change, healthcare system redesign, and improved health status for patients. But it only works if we do it with the proper considerations in mind.

Reduce Unnecessary Hospital Readmissions

Diane C. Pinakiewicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane C. Pinakiewicz

Patients discharged from America's hospitals return much sooner than one might expect, exacting an enormous and unnecessary human and financial toll.

The 'Bounce Back Effect': How Hospital Readmissions Are Jeopardizing Medicare

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Patient readmissions or bounce back is a serious financial and quality issue. A 2009 study found that approximately one-fifth of medical beneficiaries were readmitted within 30 days

NY State Hospitals Maintain High Readmissions Rate

New York Times | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Hospitals in New York State are significantly worse than those elsewhere in the nation at limiting patients from having to return shortly after being ...