The chance of hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge is roughly 8 percent less for heart failure patients who receive early, intensive nursing services combined with at least one outpatient physician visit during the week following discharge, an AHRQ study concluded. Neither treatment used alone, however, had a significant effect on hospital readmission. The researchers examined almost 99,000 hospital stay records for Medicare patients admitted with heart failure who were discharged to home health care. “Reducing Readmissions Among Heart Failure Patients Discharged to Home Health Care: Effectiveness of Early and Intensive Nursing Services and Early Physician Follow-Up” appeared online July 28 in Health Services Research. Access the abstract.
Hospital Readmissions Less Likely for Discharged Heart Failure Patients Who Receive Combined Care
More from United StatesMore posts in United States »
- Study Identifies Factors Associated With Overuse of Health Care Within US Health Systems
- Study Found Negative Patient Descriptors Used in Black Patient EHRs, Documenting Racial Bias
- Interactive Tool Provides New Data on Hospital Trends for COVID-19 and Other Conditions
- Altarum Healthcare Value Hub New Release: Michigan and Maine Consumer Healthcare Experience State Surveys
- Study Finds Increased Use of New Cancer Drugs Without Documented Clinical Benefit, With Major Cost Implications for Patients