Search Tag: readmissions

Executive Health Management

Inclusive Discharge Planning Process Reduces Readmissions

2017 10 Apr

Integration of caregivers into the discharge process for elderly patients can reduce the risk of hospital readmission. A study led by the University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute showed that discharge planning process that involved family members or unpaid caregivers was associated with a 25 percent fewer readmissions at 90 days and 24 percent... Read more

ICU Management

7 Variables Predict ICU Readmission: New Tool

2016 20 Oct

A simple and easy to use nomogram can predict the likelihood of readmission to surgical intensive care using just 7 common variables already collected for critical care patients, according to research presented at the 2016 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.Luke A. Martin, MD, a general surgery research resident and the study’s presenting... Read more

IT Management

Population Health: Cutting Admissions and Readmissions

2016 11 Jul

Health Affairs has reported that population health programmes set up to reduce hospital admissions may also cut readmissions.Following a study into Medicare data from 2010 and 2013 on changes in rates of admission and readmission, researchers found a strong link between a low  30-day number of admission and readmission rates. This was in spite of the... Read more

Executive Health Management

HOSPITAL Score Predicts Avoidable 30-day Readmissions

2016 12 Mar

Researchers in an international, multicentre study found that the HOSPITAL score accurately predicted patients at high risk of a 30-day potentially avoidable readmissions. "Interventions to reduce readmissions are demanding and complex. We need to target patients who are most likely to benefit, which means identifying who is at high risk for avoidable... Read more

Cardiology Management

Hospitalisation for Heart Attack, Heart Failure: Lower Risk of Death, Higher Readmission Rate

2016 09 Feb

Among older men with heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, hospitalisation at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals was associated with lower 30-day all-cause mortality rates for heart attack and heart failure and higher 30-day all-cause readmission rates for these conditions as compared with hospitalisations at non-VA hospitals. Any absolute differences... Read more

Cardiology Management

Michigan 'See You in 7' Programme Reduces Readmissions

2015 15 Sep

According to a study published in JACC: Heart Failure, Michigan hospitals that participated in the American College of Cardiology's "See you in 7" programme demonstrated important reductions in 30-day readmission rates for Medicare heart failure patients as compared to hospitals that were not part of the programme despite only modest increases in seven-day... Read more

Executive Health Management

Better Medication Management Reduces Readmissions

2015 03 Aug

According to the American Heart Association, poor medication adherence costs the healthcare system approximately $300 billion annually due to medication-related problems. The article is published in Case Management Insider. Medication-related problems are one of the leading reasons that people have to go back to the hospital after discharge. It could... Read more

Executive Health Management

ACS NSQIP Data 'More Accurate' than Administrative Data

2015 30 Jul

Data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) are more accurate than administrative data for driving surgical quality improvement in hospitals, according to two new studies presented at the 2015 ACS NSQIP National Conference in Chicago. The first study, conducted by Inova Health System in Virginia,... Read more

IT Management

Mobile Apps Reducing Readmissions

2015 20 Jul

Healthcare providers are turning to mobile technology to help them with efforts in reducing "preventable readmissions". A number of mobile apps that promote patient wellness and chronic disease management are already in use — eg, apps for monitoring patient blood pressure and blood sugar and those for tracking sleep.While noting that "some readmissions... Read more

ICU Management

Hospital Readmissions for Sepsis a Problem

2015 10 Jul

A new UCLA study reveals that between 2009-2011 sepsis accounted for roughly the same percentage of hospital readmissions in California as heart attacks and congestive heart failure (CHF) — and that it cost the healthcare system more than both of them combined. Annual cost of sepsis-related readmissions in California during the study period was estimated... Read more