Hospital Readmission

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5 YEAR MORTALITY AND CATEGORIZATION OF FREQUENTLY HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Background: Patients who are frequently admitted to Medicine inpatient services comprise a distinct subset of readmitted patients about whom not much is known. A prior study collected data on characteristics of 153 frequently hospitalized patients. [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:10:26+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on 5 YEAR MORTALITY AND CATEGORIZATION OF FREQUENTLY HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Association of Health Literacy and Social Support with Readmission Risk

Background: The period following hospital discharge is a vulnerable time for patients when increased self-care requirements are common. Low levels of health literacy and social support are thought to contribute to poor post-discharge outcomes. However, [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Research Abstracts, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on Association of Health Literacy and Social Support with Readmission Risk

COMPARISON OF THE SIMPLIFIED HOSPITAL SCORE TO PREDICT 30-DAY READMISSION USING LAB VALUES AT ADMISSION OR AT DISCHARGE

Background: The simplified HOSPITAL score is an easy-to-use prediction model that accurately identifies patients at high-risk of 30-day unplanned readmission before hospital discharge. The predictors include the last available hemoglobin and sodium levels at discharge. [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:25:30+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on COMPARISON OF THE SIMPLIFIED HOSPITAL SCORE TO PREDICT 30-DAY READMISSION USING LAB VALUES AT ADMISSION OR AT DISCHARGE

EFFECT OF EARLY POST-HOSPITALIZATION FOLLOW-UP IN A TRANSITIONAL MEDICAL CLINIC ON REDUCING 30-DAY READMISSIONS

Background: Studies have shown about 2 million patients are readmitted to hospitals nationwide yearly. Data from the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) estimate the annual cost of readmissions of Medicare patients amounts to [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:25:52+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on EFFECT OF EARLY POST-HOSPITALIZATION FOLLOW-UP IN A TRANSITIONAL MEDICAL CLINIC ON REDUCING 30-DAY READMISSIONS

IMPACT OF POST-HOSPITALIZATION FOLLOW-UP IN A TRANSITIONAL MEDICAL CLINIC ON REDUCING 30-DAY READMISSIONS

Background: According to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, about 75% of hospital readmissions are potentially preventable, representing an estimated $12 billion in Medicare spending. Prompt follow-up of hospital patients before primary care and subspecialist appointment may decrease [...]

By | 2017-04-26T02:38:02+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on IMPACT OF POST-HOSPITALIZATION FOLLOW-UP IN A TRANSITIONAL MEDICAL CLINIC ON REDUCING 30-DAY READMISSIONS

ORAL NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION REDUCES READMISSION OF MALNOURISHED PATIENTS

Background: According to a report of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) that looked at hospital admissions in 2013, the care of hospitalized malnourished patients costs twice as much as those without malnourishment due [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:35+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on ORAL NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION REDUCES READMISSION OF MALNOURISHED PATIENTS

THE USE OF STANDARDIZED DISCHARGE EDUCATION ACROSS THE CONTINUUM OF CARE REDUCES HOSPITAL READMISSIONS

Background: Hospital readmission rates may be influenced by the level of healthcare literacy. Patients who lack an understanding of their diagnosis and warning signs have the potential to not seek medical care in a timely [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:28+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Education, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on THE USE OF STANDARDIZED DISCHARGE EDUCATION ACROSS THE CONTINUUM OF CARE REDUCES HOSPITAL READMISSIONS