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Readmissions don't measure quality, Harvard doc says

InformationWeek, February 21, 2013

The Medicare policy of financially penalizing hospitals for high rates of readmission within 30 days of discharge for heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia is meant to encourage better inpatient care and hold hospitals accountable for how they treat certain common health conditions. It also has given rise to a new class of health IT tools. But one prominent health policy researcher believes that notion is only half correct.