Search Tag: post-acute care

Executive Health Management

Study Aims at Reducing Hospital Readmissions

2015 04 Jul

A study shows that patients who refuse post acute care services tend to be young, well educated and healthy. They are also twice as likely to have 30 and 60 day readmissions as compared to those who agree to post-acute services.  Approximately 20 million patients are discharged from hospitals in the U.S. every year. A third of these patients are... 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