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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...

CHF, hospital readmission, JAMA, MI, pneumonia


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