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Executive Health Management

Identifying, Controlling, and Reducing Overhead Costs in the Healthcare Sector

2016 26 Jul

Many expenses cannot only be attributed to individual patients, diagnoses, or therapies – a challenge for every provider  Introduction Reducing the total cost of care delivery is the main concern of providers worldwide. In U.S. hospitals, for example, it is the number one area for improvement in order to reach financial targets in a three-year time frame.1   Overhead... Read more

ICU Management

Is ICU Readmission Associated with Higher Severity of Illness Scores?

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 design... Read more

Executive Health Management

Frailer Older Patients at Higher Risk of Readmission, Death After Discharge

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

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

ICU Management

ESICM 2014: Preventing Readmission to the ICU

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

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


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