This cohort study uses Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project data to compare mortality and health services use among patients hospitalized during an initial emergency department (ED) visit vs those discharged from the ED and hospitalized during a second unscheduled visit.
This cross-sectional study compares mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pnemonia among older men treated at VA and non-VA hospitals in urban metropolitan statistical areas.
This Viewpoint discusses potential benefits to revising the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
This analysis of surgical readmissions data reports that readmissions were mostly associated with postdischarge complications related to the procedure, rather than exacerbation of prior index admission complications.
Osborne and coauthors evaluate the association of enrollment and participation in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program with outcomes and Medicare payments compared with control hospitals that did not participate in the program.
In this observational study of Medicare patient admissions, there were no significant differences in change in mortality rates or readmission rates for those hospitalized in more intensive relative to less intensive teaching hospitals in the year after implementation of the 2011 ACGME duty hour reforms compared with those hospitalized in the 2 years before implementation.
This article reports that among Medicare beneficiaries discharged to a skilled nursing facility after hospitalization, rates of readmission or death were not different according to facility performance metrics.
This randomized clinical trial involving 1923 adult hospital discharge patients who were at high risk of readmission or death found that the virtual ward model of care did not differ from usual discharge care.
To determine 30-day readmission rates and factors related to readmission for patients receiving postacute inpatient rehabilitation, Ottenbacher and coauthors conducted a retrospective cohort study among 736 536 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from inpatient rehabilitation facilities to the community.