Clinical CareStudy: Physical and Occupational Therapy Improves Pneumonia Patient Outcomes
The more physical and occupational therapy visits pneumonia patients receive while hospitalized, the lower the risk of readmission or death,...
InnovationHow Rush Uses Robocalls to Reduce Readmissions
The Chicago medical center has figured out how to get 80% of patients to answer automated calls after discharge, and...
Clinical CareSeniors Often Face New Disabilities After Hospital Discharge
Research suggests that these new disabilities can lead to readmissions, placement in a nursing home, and continued declines in patients'...
FinanceValue-based Metrics Penalize Top-Performing Hospitals
Hospitals recognized for high-quality cardiac care are more likely to be penalized under value-based programs than other hospitals.
Clinical CareCamden Coalition Remains Committed to 'Hotspotting' Despite Setback
A recent New England Journal of Medicine study is "not an indictment against all care management and care coordination programs,"...
Clinical Care4 Initiatives of Patient Experience Success at UnityPoint Health
One of the efforts to improve patient experience at UnityPoint Health is the launch of LGBTQ-friendly clinics.
Clinical CareWhat's Really Driving 30-day Readmission Declines?
A Harvard study offers an alternative explanation for declines in hospital readmissions.
Clinical CareNew Round of Medicare Readmission Penalties Hits 2,583 Hospitals
Of the 3,129 general hospitals evaluated in the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, 83% received a penalty.
Clinical CareFrailty Tied to Greater Risk of Readmissions
Also associated with short-term mortality in Medicare patients with pneumonia, heart problems.
Clinical CareHave Readmissions Penalties Jumped the Shark?
New research suggests that CMS may no longer be able to squeeze any significant savings from its Hospital Readmissions Reduction...
Clinical CareClinician Visits at SNFs Linked to Readmission and Mortality Rates
New research indicates incentives for clinician assessments of hospital-discharged skilled nursing facility patients should be strengthened.
Clinical CareIn-Hospital Delirium Predictive of Readmission, Discharge to Postacute Facilities, ER Visits
New research shows that in-hospital delirium patients are vulnerable during the early posthospitalization period.