Search Tag: hospital discharge

Cardiology Management

Patients Readmitted to Same Hospital Have Better Outcomes

2017 14 May

New research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests that patients with heart failure who were rehospitalised within a month to the same hospital were discharged quicker and were more likely to survive.  Ambulance policies in both the US and Canada require patients to be taken to the nearest emergency room even if... Read more

Cardiology Management

Deadly Heart Risks Remain High After Hospital Discharge

2015 08 Feb

According to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers, there is a one in five risk of rehospitalisation or death in the month following an older heart patient's hospital discharge. The researchers found that the risks remain high for up to a year but can be more effectively addressed with targeted care. The study has been published in the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Higher Quality Scores Do Not Lower SNF Readmissions

2014 14 Oct

According to a new study, the risk of hospital readmission or death at thirty days following hospital discharge for fee-for service Medicare beneficiaries who received care at a skilled nursing facility (SNF) was not significantly lower despite better performance on various measures of quality of care.     Nearly one in five Medicare beneficiaries... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cross-Clinic Communication in Patient Care Transitions

2014 31 Aug

Guidelines to enhance communication during patient care transitions between healthcare settings have the potential to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, as well as to decrease overall healthcare costs. During care transitions, patients’ clinicians, including hospital-based clinicians and community-based primary care providers (PCPs), are responsible... Read more