Search Tag: readmission

ICU Management

2023 06 Feb

Many machine learning (ML) models have been developed for use in the ICU, but their effectiveness in new settings is uncertain due to a lack of external validation. A study showed that less than one-third of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ML models have undergone multisite assessment. In addition, only 11% of  ICU prediction models have...Read more

Cardiology Management

2017 06 Jun

The 6-minute walk test distance (6MWD), a simple and inexpensive tool, may be effective in predicting 30-day readmission in hospitalised heart failure (HF) patients, according to a new study published in the journal Heart & Lung. The finding warrants further investigation to understand how the 6MWD may predict readmissions, including the cut-off distance...Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 26 Feb

Providing support to patients in managing their chronic conditions not only leads to improved care outcomes, but also enables hospitals to save money in the form of avoided readmission penalties. These are among the key findings of a new study by communications firm West. See Also : Physician Leadership: 3 Ways to Develop Preventable hospital...Read more

ICU Management

2016 07 Jan

ICU readmission is associated with higher severity of illness scores during the same hospitalisation in adult patients, according to a systematic review of data from over 480,000 ICU patients and more than 32,000 readmissions. The findings, published in the journal Heart & Lung , contribute to current efforts to identify high-risk patients and to...Read more

Executive Health Management

2015 29 May

According to a study in Canadian Medical Association Journal, frailer older patients are at higher risk of readmission to hospital or death within 30 days after discharge from a general internal medicine ward. Readmission within thirty days after discharge is fairly common and result in significant costs for the healthcare system. The costs can be reduced...Read more

Executive Health Management

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

ICU Management

2014 29 Sep

Safe ICU discharge is a matter of patient status and infrastructure, according to Peter van der Voort, Amsterdam, speaking at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine annual congress in Barcelona today. Making discharge of patients safer, whether they are discharged home or to another ward in the hospital, is important in preventing readmission...Read more

Executive Health Management

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