hospital readmissions

Up to 26% of Hospital Readmissions are Preventable and Medication-BasedA new study looks at how pharmacists can prevent medication-related admissions.
There’s much to read between the covers, so get started!A look at what you can find in the July 2017 issue of Contemporary Pediatrics.
Two strategies to help consumers lower drug costsHealthPartners aims to improve price information for consumers. Here’s how.
How one hospital reduced pediatric epilepsy emergency visits, admissionsNationwide Children’s Hospital sees dramatic drop in ED visits and inpatient admissions for epilepsy patients with collaborative quality improvement project.
Paramedics fight to combat ED visits, readmissionsParamedics can do much more than transport patients to the ED or inpatient care. Payers and providers are increasingly using EMS services to reach out to patients in their homes to improve outcomes and reduce costs.
Four ways clinical decision support can improve outcomesThe advantages of using an advanced clinical decision support system fall into four general “reducing” categories. Here they are.
Consultations by CVS pharmacists reduced hospital readmissionsMedication reconciliation programs for patients discharged from hospitals reduced the risk of hospital readmission by 50% and helped avoid unnecessary health care costs, according to a new study.
Four critical components for successful, value-based pharma contractsDespite their proliferation, at-risk pharma contracts are still little more than value-based window dressing. Here are four critical components of contracts that can actually move the value meter in the right direction.
Ten ways to reduce hospital readmissions
Ten ways to reduce hospital readmissionsSuccessful healthcare systems share their strategies for reducing hospital readmissions.
How payers can help hospitals reduce readmissionsPreventing hospital readmissions must be top of mind for payers and providers, says Jill Duncan, RN, executive director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, where she leads the Joint Replacement Learning Community.