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Hospital Readmissions

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."

Leaving The Hospital? Heed Care Tips Or You May Return

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Michael Lee knew he was still in bad shape when he left the hospital five days after emergency heart surgery. But he was so eager t...

There's No One Fix To Slow The Hospital Readmission Epidemic

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — More than 1 million Americans wind up back in the hospital only weeks after they left for reasons that could have been prevented &n...

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?