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Study finds revenue-driven surgery drives patients home too early

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Revenue-driven surgery and poor planning drive some surgical patients home too early, concludes a pair of logistical studies conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.  The studies show a correlation between readmission rates and how full the hospital was at the time of discharge, suggesting that patients went home before they were healthy enough.  The researchers recommend better planning and other logistical solutions to avoid these problems.

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