Hospital readmission is common and expensive, and longstanding variations in readmission rates nationwide suggest that the system of transitional care is flawed.1- 3 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began publicly reporting hospital readmission rates in 2009, leading hospitals and health care professionals to devote considerable attention and resources to reducing both readmission rates and disparities. The prospect of bundled payments for episodes of care, as described in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, has further intensified this focus. Hospitals large and small have joined national initiatives, such as Hospital to Home, to exchange best practices,4 and they have been inundated with promising but largely unproven solutions for reducing readmission rates.
Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.
Download citation file:
Web of Science® Times Cited: 10
Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.
More Listings atJAMACareerCenter.com >
Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a link to reset your password.
Enter your username and email address. We'll send instructions on how to reset your password to the email address we have on record.
Athens and Shibboleth are access management services that provide single sign-on to protected resources. They replace the multiple user names and passwords necessary to access subscription-based content with a single user name and password that can be entered once per session. It operates independently of a user's location or IP address. If your institution uses Athens or Shibboleth authentication, please contact your site administrator to receive your user name and password.