Kaiser Health News writes:One of the key indicators of the quality of a hospital’s care is how frequently its patients are readmitted within a month after being discharged. A study this month examined readmission rates for pediatric patients and found that nearly 30 percent of them may have been preventable.
The study, published online by the journal Pediatrics, reviewed the medical records and conducted interviews with clinicians and parents of 305 children who were readmitted within 30 days to Boston Children’s Hospital between December 2012 and February 2013. It excluded planned readmissions such as those for chemotherapy.
- Kaiser Health News: http://khn.org/news/30-percent-of-childrens-readmissions-to-hospitals-may-be-preventable-study/
- Study: Potentially Preventable 30-Day Hospital Readmissions at a Children’s Hospital. AAP Publications