Follow-up home visits from a physician's assistant reduced complications and costs associated with cardiac surgery, according to a new study. The visits also led to a drop in the rate of readmissions.
Organizations that educate and involve family members in the care of patients who suffer from memory loss may significantly reduce hospital readmissions, according to a new study in the American Journal of Accountable Care.
The socieconomic status of patients may factor less into their risk of being readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of discharge than the quality of care they receive after their release.
Concerned about how many of your patients end up readmitted to the hospital? Difficult-to-understand discharge instructions may be a top area to examine.
A state-wide quality initiative helped Florida hospitals dramatically improve care and cut costs, according to a report by the Florida Hospital Association.
In this Fierce special feature, we present four lesser-known--but proven--ways your hospital can cut readmissions.
One Arkansas hospital system has cut readmissions nearly 90 percent by addressing both direct and indirect contributing factors, according to Executive Insight.
A San Diego-based health system is using a mobile coaching program to keep patients from being readmitted to the hospital. At Sharp HealthCare's Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, the text-messaging solution helps keep patients engaged with their care long after a hospital stay.
The nurse work environment contributes more to good patient outcomes and reduced readmission rates than staffing levels do, according to a new report from Press Ganey.
Hospitals struggling with the financial impact of patient readmissions should consider recent findings that reveal many emergency surgical cases wind up back in their facilities.