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Hospital Admissions Amid COVID-19

2020 02 Oct

With the onset of the COVID-19 contagion, admissions to U.S. hospitals plummeted partly due to curtailment of elective surgery and other medical services deemed non-critical. However, "puzzling declines" were also reported regarding admissions for acute medical conditions such as stroke and heart attack.   You might also like: Self-Confinement Help... Read more

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Home Health Visits Can Reduce Admissions

2015 13 Dec

According to a study by RAND Corporation, sending physicians or nurses to a Medicare recipient's home for a comprehensive health assessment can result in fewer admission to hospitals or nursing homes. The programme may result in patients visiting doctors more often but at the same time, it also reduces costs by trimming the amount of care provided.... Read more

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Improved Emergency Care Could Reduce Hospital Admissions

2015 08 May

According to a three-year analysis by researchers at Mount Sinai, applying palliative care principles to emergency departments may reduce the number of geriatric patients admitted to intensive care units and could possibly extend lives and reduce Medicare costs. The research is to be published in Health Affairs . The data indicates that over half... Read more

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Looking Beyond Hospitals: Readmissions Affected By Community Characteristics

2015 10 Feb

Hospitals have little or no control over some factors related to their readmission rates, such as poor access to community health facilities outside of the hospital in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas. Nonetheless, hospitals in underserved communities are penalised when high readmission rates trigger reductions in Medicare reimbursements. Community-focused... Read more

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Hospice Positively Impacts Medicare Hospitalisations and Spending

2014 11 Nov

A study published in the 12 November issue of JAMA reports that hospice care for Medicare patients who are terminally ill with cancer is associated with fewer intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, lower rates of hospitalisation and invasive procedures, and significant reductions in medical expenditures during a patient’s final year of life.... Read more

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Emergency Admissions to Hospital via A&E Up, via GPs Down

2014 11 Nov

According to analysis published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the number of emergency admissions to hospital via A&E departments increased significantly in England from 2001/02 to 2010/11, while the number via GPs decreased. The analysis was conducted by researchers at Imperial College London and was funded by the National... Read more