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*  Abstract 4074: The Effect of Heart Failure Trained Advocates on 30 and 60 day readmissions | Circulation
Table 1⇓) Costs associated with readmissions were lower in the advocate supervised patients. (Table 2⇓) ... The Heart Failure Advocate supervised patients were tracked for readmission occurring after their enrollment date (first post- ... hospital contact). Control patients were tracked for readmission after the first admission during the time frame. All ... coordinating care for these patients with chronic disease is associated with a reduction in readmission risk. Further research ...
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/114/Suppl_18/II_878.4
*  New Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council Report: PA hospital readmission rates continue to drop | Berks -...
The new PHC4 report also indicates statewide patient readmission rates showed a significant decrease in eight of the 13 ... The report contains hospital-specific information about volume of cases, mortality, readmissions and charges for patients ... "Reduced rates of readmission can point to an improved quality of care and suggest hospitals in the commonwealth are working to ... New Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council Report: PA hospital readmission rates continue to drop. By ...
https://berkslancasterlebanonlink.org/2014/12/17/new-pennsylvania-health-care-cost-containment-council-report-pa-hospital-readmission-rates-continue-to-drop/
*  Study: Unplanned Readmission Rates Indicative of Quality of Care - Gacovino Lake
Those with high volume or low mortality rates have fewer readmissions. ... A hospital's quality of care with surgical procedures affects unplanned readmission rates. ... New research suggests that the likelihood of unplanned readmission is linked to the quality of the patient's initial care. ... Those that have implemented practices that focus on reducing readmission rates provide patients with better care. The study ...
https://www.gacovinolake.com/news/study-unplanned-readmission-rates-indicative-quality-care/
*  Electronic Discharge Tool Helps Lower Heart Failure Readmissions | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information...
The observed readmission rate among patients discharged with and without the electronic discharge orders tool was 15.5 and 18 ... The primary outcome was readmission of discharged heart failure patients to the hospital within 30 days from any cause. ... little is known about how they impact adherence to quality measures or hospital readmission rates among heart failure patients ... researchers found that the likelihood of readmission was even lower among patients discharged with the electronic tool. ...
https://www.healthcare-informatics.com/news-item/electronic-discharge-tool-helps-lower-readmission-rates
*  Hospitalists No Longer Novel | Managed Care magazine
... groups additional funds based on quality and hospital utilization measures tied to patient safety and outcomes in readmission ... contend that lack of continuity between inpatient and outpatient care may harm patients. A chief concern is that patients may ... When a patient is admitted to the hospital, McKean says, the hospitalist on duty lets the primary care physician know that the ... "If you take a large number of patients and put them in the hands of a relatively small team of physicians, you really have the ...
http://managedcaremag.com/archives/2006/2/hospitalists-no-longer-novel
*  Our Partners - Essex Inpatient Physicians
We work with hospital staff to develop new approaches to improve core measures, patient satisfaction, and readmission rates. ... Everyday hundreds of patients are receiving high quality care from our clinicians at our partner facilities. We provide ... We also provide clinical staffing for the care of patients receiving short-term rehabilitation and long-term care at skilled ... Essex Inpatient Physician clinicians are hospitalist trained and committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients ...
http://www.essexinpatient.com/partners/
*  Acute Care Services
... in acute care facilities assists LTACHs in admitting appropriate patients and limiting preventable hospital readmissions. We ... We work closely with staff to ensure patient acuity is accurately documented and to avoid uncompensated days. One of our goals ... Patients, payers, and other practitioners can affect financial performance. Our hospitalist leadership works closely with ... document properly in order to support our partners in realizing the case mix that appropriately reflects the acuity of patient ...
http://www.essexinpatient.com/partners/acute-care-services/
*  Illinois hospitals penalized for too many patient readmissions - Chicago Tribune
... hospitals across Illinois are facing penalties from Medicare for having too many patients return within a month of discharge. ... HIGH READMISSIONS, HIGH FINES. More than 100 hospitals in Illinois are being penalized for having too many patients return ... In a statement, the hospital said it is 'committed to reducing preventable readmissions' and improving the health of patients. ... The fines are based on readmissions between July 2011 and June 2014 and include Medicare patients who were originally ...
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-hospital-readmission-penalties-0816-biz-20150814-story.html
*  Test could help reduce heart patient readmissions : Gazette Archives
Test could help reduce heart patient readmissions. An inexpensive routine blood test could hold the key to why some patients ... Within the first 24 hours, blood was drawn from the patients and tested for NT-proBNP, and patients were treated for their ... readmission or worse. Typically, he added, patients are already tested for this heart failure marker upon admission. ... and results in repeat hospitalizations for many patients. Readmission rates are a focus of efforts to reduce health care costs ...
https://gazette.jhu.edu/2011/03/14/test-could-help-reduce-heart-patient-readmissions/
*  Big costs result when patient re-admission is required
Medicare patients are bouncing back into hospitals in big numbers, says the New England Journal of Medicine. It's bad for the ... Tags: health care, health care reform, medicaid, medicare, patient care, re-admission. Previous Article. « Hipmunk your way to ... Big costs result when patient re-admission is required. Saturday, August 21st, 2010. BY bryanh. ... Home , News , Health , Big costs result when patient re-admission is required ...
https://personalmoneystore.com/moneyblog/patient-re-admission/
*  Officials, Health Care Providers Working To Reduce Patient Readmissions in California | California Healthline
... from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development that found more than one in three California hospital patients is ... Officials, Health Care Providers Working To Reduce Patient Readmissions in California. A recent report from the Office of ... Officials, Health Care Providers Working To Reduce Patient Readmissions in California. June 15, 2010. ... Mary Tran, the report's lead author, said that although the OSHPD report does not examine the causes of hospital readmissions, ...
https://californiahealthline.org/news/officials-health-care-providers-working-to-reduce-patient-readmissions-in-california/
*  Memory Problems, Emotional Stress Result in Heart Patient Readmissions Detroit, Michigan (MI) - Henry Ford Hospital | Henry...
"Wasted resources have become a central concern in American health care, including readmission soon after a patient has been ... Educating patients about their mental illness, as well as involving live-in family members in helping with the patient's ... Memory Problems, Emotional Stress Result in Heart Patient Readmissions September 17, 2013 ... The patient group was 62 percent male with an average age of 66. Central nervous system disorders - including Alzheimer's, ...
https://www.henryford.com/news/2013/09/memory-problems-emotional-stress-result-in-heart-patient-readmissions
*  Patient Re-Admission Reduction
Let us Help you Reduce Hospital Re-admissions. CHF Care. With predetermined parameters set by your physician, we can help you ... Our protocol of sending a nurse out to monitor you daily for the first 4 days after admission to home care ensures your patient ... Nearly one in four patients with healthcare associated pneumonia are re-hospitalized within 30 days of discharge. ... and keep patients stable at home for longer preiods of time. ... team who are knowledgeable about caring for CHF patients at ...
https://www.realsolutionshomecare.com/re-admission-reduction/
*  Patient readmission for surgical wound infection | BMC Proceedings | Full Text
Readmissions occurred in patients who underwent clean and potentially contaminated surgical procedures, with co morbidities ... Medical records and reports of control infection practitioner of 98 patients readmitted with SSI were reviewed and the data ... Whereas the SSI occurred more frequently in clean surgeries and readmissions can provide information about the quality of care ... are important to control infection practitioner review the antibiotic prophylaxis protocols and surgical practices in patients ...
https://bmcproc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1753-6561-5-S6-P192
*  Learning About 30-Day Readmissions From Patients With Repeated Hospitalizations
Efforts to reduce readmissions must look beyond a single 30-day period. ... Most 30-day readmissions are experienced by patients who have multiple hospital stays. ... Patients with 6 or more stays (very frequent readmissions) represented 0.8% of patients and 17.3% of 30-day readmissions. Those ... of all patients in the cohort, but they accounted for 17.3% of the 30-day readmissions. The patients with multiple readmissions ...
https://www.ajmc.com/journals/issue/2014/2014-vol20-n6/learning-about-30-day-readmissions-from-patients-with-repeated-hospitalizations
*  Hospital-dependent patients drive up readmissions, costs | FierceHealthcare
... sicker patients, but is now creating a new surge ofhospital-dependent patientsthat are creating more and morehospital ... readmissions, according to ablog postfor the New York Times. ... One-fifth of patients deemed well enough to go home after being ... Medical advances are saving the lives of older, sicker patients, but at the cost of a surge of hospital-dependent patients that ... Hospital-dependent patients are those who, a generation ago, were doomed to die. Now they are being saved,' Pauline W. Chen, M. ...
https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/hospital-dependent-patients-drive-up-readmissions-costs
*  Risk factors for 30-day readmission in patients with congestive heart failure
To identify risk factors for readmission in patients with CHF.. Methods. We studied all admissions for patients with CHF during ... Risk of readmission is elevated in patients congestive heart failure (CHF), and clinical decision makers need to better ... Risk factors for 30-day readmission in patients with congestive heart failure. ... and prolonged length of stay are associated with increased risk of readmission in patients with CHF. ...
https://insights.ovid.com/helu/201709000/00060606-201709000-00004
*  Inpatient Diabetes Education Is Associated With Less Frequent Hospital Readmission Among Patients With Poor Glycemic Control |...
Readmissions were calculated only on the first readmission after discharge, so subsequent readmissions for the same patient ... Patients admitted to the psychiatric hospital, patients aged ,17 years, and patients who died as inpatients were excluded. This ... as did Medicare patients for readmission within 180 days. This is somewhat unexpected, because patients without insurance might ... Patients who received IDE had a lower frequency of readmission within 30 days than did those who did not (11 vs. 16%; P = ...
http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/36/10/2960.full
*  Discussion on "Time-dynamic profiling with application to hospital readmission among patients on dialysis," by Jason P. Estes,...
Discussion on "Time-dynamic profiling with application to hospital readmission among patients on dialysis," by Jason P. Estes, ... Rejoinder: Time-dynamic profiling with application to hospital readmission among patients on dialysis. [Biometrics. 2018] ... Time-dynamic profiling with application to hospital readmission among patients on dialysis. [Biometrics. 2018] ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29870065
*  PPT - Partnership for Patients: Reducing Readmissions and Hospital Acquired Conditions PowerPoint Presentation - ID:1564783
Reducing Readmissions and Hospital Acquired Conditions . Dennis Wagner & Paul McGann, MD Co-Directors, Partnership for Patients ... Partnership for Patients: Reducing Readmissions and Hospital Acquired Conditions - PowerPoint PPT Presentation. ... Partnership for Patients: Reducing Readmissions and Hospital Acquired Conditions . Dennis Wagner & Paul McGann, MD Co-Directors ... CCTP Sites, QIO-Recruited Communities, ADRC Grantees Partnership for Patients ZIP Code Level Readmissions per 1000 Medicare ...
https://www.slideserve.com/jayden/partnership-for-patients-reducing-readmissions-and-hospital-acquired-conditions
*  Readmission Common for Sickle Cell Patients | Medpage Today
Nearly a quarter of hospitalized patients with sickle cell disease needed readmission within two weeks after discharge, ... Nearly a quarter of hospitalized patients with sickle cell disease needed readmission within two weeks after discharge, ... Some 29% of patients overall had no acute-care encounters and another 25% had fewer than one per year. But 17% had three or ... Explain to interested patients that sickle cell disease results from a genetic defect in the gene for hemoglobin, leading to ...
https://www.medpagetoday.com/hematologyoncology/hematology/19415
*  Shared SNF Patients, Common Readmissions Goals Unify Three Competing Health Systems « Healthcare Intelligence Network
Shared SNF Patients, Common Readmissions Goals Unify Three Competing Health Systems. Thursday, June 15th, 2017. This post was ... Hospital Readmissions, Medicare, Quality Improvement, Reducing Readmissions, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Transitions in Care, ... Source: A Collaborative Blueprint for Reducing SNF Readmissions: Driving Results with Quality Reporting and Performance Metrics ... A Collaborative Blueprint for Reducing SNF Readmissions: Driving Results with Quality Reporting and Performance Metrics ...
http://hin.com/blog/2017/06/15/shared-snf-patients-common-readmissions-goals-unify-three-competing-health-systems/
*  A specialist-nurse intervention reduced readmissions in patients hospitalized with chronic heart failure | Annals of Internal...
Review: In older patients with chronic disease, transitional care reduces mortality and readmissions Annals of Internal ... Preventability of Early Versus Late Hospital Readmissions in a National Cohort of General Medicine Patients Annals of Internal ... A specialist-nurse intervention reduced readmissions in patients hospitalized with chronic heart failure Mandeep R. Mehra, MD ... A specialist-nurse intervention reduced readmissions for heart failure in patients admitted to the hospital with chronic heart ...
https://annals.org/aim/article-abstract/477524/specialist-nurse-intervention-reduced-readmissions-patients-hospitalized-chronic-heart-failure
*  A multidisciplinary intervention to prevent the readmission of elderly patients with congestive heart failure. - PubMed - NCBI
A multidisciplinary intervention to prevent the readmission of elderly patients with congestive heart failure.. Rich MW1, ... Survival for 90 days without readmission, the primary outcome measure, was achieved in 91 of the 142 patients in the treatment ... 29, P not significant). In the control group, 23 patients (16.4 percent) had more than one readmission, as compared with 9 ... In a subgroup of 126 patients, quality-of-life scores at 90 days improved more from base line for patients in the treatment ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7565975?dopt=Abstract
*  Hospital Readmission in General Medicine Patients: A Prediction Model
... readmission in a diverse patient population and derive and validate a simple model for identifying patients at high readmission ... Hospital Readmission in General Medicine Patients: A Prediction Model. Journal of General Internal Medicine 25(3): 211-219. ... Measurements: We identified readmissions from administrative data and 30-day post-discharge telephone follow-up. Patient-level ... Among patients in the derivation cohort, seven factors emerged as significant predictors of early readmission: insurance status ...
https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/4869427