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Non-teaching Hospitals Face Higher Risk of 30-day Readmissions for Stroke Patients

Stroke patients appear to receive better care at teaching hospitals with less of a chance of landing back in a hospital during the early stages of recovery, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, writes Healthcare Finance News. The study — an analysis of 30-day readmission rates for both Medicare and privately insured patients with different types of stroke — showed that although readmissions have fallen by 3 percent per year on average between 2010 and 2014, patients discharged from nonteaching hospitals faced a significantly higher risk of readmission, mainly due to having another stroke, related complications or septicemia, a serious blood infection.

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