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Readmission reduction: A losing battle?

from FierceHealthcare

From Oct. 22: Readmissions may be "beyond a hospital's control," according to a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. Researchers, led by Ariel Linden of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, analyzed more than 500 patients in two Oregon community hospitals. They gave half the patients an intervention featuring pre-discharge education and planning, post-discharge follow-up, an available hotline and "bridging" techniques such as daily symptom checks. more


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