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Hospital readmissions 'frequent,' studies find

January 23, 2013HME News Staff

CHICAGO - A pair of studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this week explored some of the causes behind high hospital readmission rates for Medicare beneficiaries. One of the studies found that after discharge from acute care hospitals, emergency department visits within 30 days were common among adults and accounted for almost 40% of post-discharge hospital-based acute care visits. The study determined that improving care transitions should focus not only on...

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Hospital readmission, JAMA, Pneumonia

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A study of hospital readmission: Medicare Advantage vs. fee-for-service

November 16, 2012HME News Staff

ROCKVILLE, Md. - After adjusting for risk and controlling for self-selection, Medicare Advantage patients have a “substantially higher” likelihood of readmission within 30 days of discharge than fee-for-service patients, according to a study by researchers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Before making adjustments, Medicare Advantage patients were found to have a slightly lower likelihood of hospital readmission than fee-for-service patients; however, the report...

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Hospital readmission, Medicare Advantage

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