Intelligence Unit Special Reports Special Events Subscribe Sponsored Departments Follow Us

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS

No one fix to slow hospital readmission epidemic

Bloomberg Businessweek / Associated Press, February 11, 2013

More than 1 million Americans wind up back in the hospital only weeks after they left for reasons that could have been prevented—a revolving door that for years has seemed impossible to slow. Now Medicare has begun punishing hospitals with hefty fines if they have too many readmissions, and a top official says signs of improvement are beginning to emerge.