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Readmission Rates Stubborn, Even Among Best Hospitals

Hospitals are doing a better job implementing best practices to reduce 30-day readmission rates for cardiac patients, but even "the best-of-the-best" are still falling short in other key areas, Yale researchers find.

1 comments on "Readmission Rates Stubborn, Even Among Best Hospitals"
Kerry A Willis (11/4/2013 at 10:43 AM)

When the readmit penalty become significant, the readmit rates will change . Right now its more profitable to be paid for the readmints and suck up the penalty than to change behaviors to control the problem. MOst hospitals have just started their readmit programs and got hit with the 0.5% penalty this year when it becomes 2-4% they will fix the problem rather than devote resources to gaming the admit /observation system that exists currently.