What's New | August 17, 2011
Reducing Readmissions in Special Settings
Hospital readmissions are costly and often avoidable with better care transitions between hospitals and different care settings. According to a recent study, 23.5 percent of all patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities in 2006 were rehospitalized within 30 days, at a total cost of $4.34 billion per year to the Medicare program.
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The featured Innovations describe three different programs that reduced hospital readmissions from long-term residential care and skilled nursing facilities, leading to significant cost savings.
The featured QualityTools provide resources and tools for improving transitions of care and reducing avoidable rehospitalizations.
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