A study published in the Journal of American Heart Association found for Medicare fee‐for‐service patients discharged with AMI, hospitals with poorer patient safety performance were also more likely to have poorer performance on 30‐day all‐cause mortality and on unplanned readmissions. The study sought to test the relationship of hospital performance on 30‐day mortality and unplanned readmission rates for Medicare fee‐for‐service patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Researchers used 2009–2013 medical record‐abstracted patient safety data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System and hospital mortality and readmission data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Read full study: Association Between Hospital Performance on Patient Safety and 30‐Day Mortality and Unplanned Readmission for Medicare Fee‐for‐Service Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction. JAHA.