hospital readmissions

Readmissions Program Has Unintended ConsequencesA Medicare program to reduce hospital readmissions may cause problems for some elderly patients.
Federal program aimed at reducing readmissions raises concernsA new study has shocking findings about death rates in heart failure patients enrolled in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
Six ways to reduce hospital readmissions in 2018
Six ways to reduce hospital readmissions in 2018Learn from hospitals and managed care organizations at the forefront of successful initiatives. Read more.
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.