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Hospital Readmissions

'I Will Keep Them From Harm And Injustice.' -- Doctors

Oliver Leung | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Oliver Leung

Readmissions prevent doctors from seeing fresh patients, disrupts the wellbeing of a patient, and drives costs to health care providers. There are early indicators that the health care industry is adopting methods to reduce readmissions.

Value-Based Care Explained Through Analogies

Kyle Hill | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyle Hill

A few weeks ago, I was at the sold-out University of Southern California (USC) C-Suite Invitational in Los Angeles where I watched keynote speaker, Dr...

Is Obamacare Punishing Hospitals The Wrong Way?

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.15.2015 | Science

An elderly homeless man is admitted to the emergency room complaining of a fever and cough. Doctors take an X-ray and diagnose him with pneumonia. The...

Progress In Health Care Is Still "Excruciatingly Slow" Says Harvard Expert

Leah Binder | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

"You can be a hospital with a mortality rate that's twice as high as your neighbor's down the street, and the financial consequences of that are pretty trivial."

Obamacare Starts Cracking the Whip: Are the Wrong People Paying the Price?

Tom Silva | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Silva

Now that Obamacare is real and functioning, we appear to be seeing a real-life example of the correlation-without-causation problem. How do the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services establish that the reason a patient was admitted was because of a hospital's negligence?

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...

The Hazards Of Going Into And Coming Out Of The Hospital

Mark Lachs, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Lachs, M.D.

As we age, we suffer disproportionately from care transitions problems. Why?