This study investigates whether hospitals with more stars (on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rating system) have lower risk-adjusted 30-day mortality and readmissions than hospitals with less stars.
This study evaluates whether overall Medicare fee-for-service readmissions were reduced through an intervention applied to high-risk discharge patients.
This observational study of general medicine patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge to 12 US academic medical centers investigates preventability of readmissions and uses these estimates to prioritize areas for improvement.
This cohort study tests the HOSPITAL score—a tool to identify likelihood of hospital readmission based on 7 readily available predictors—on 117 065 adults across 4 countries and identifies patients at high risk of 30-day potentially avoidable readmission.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the effectiveness of a care transition intervention using remote patient monitoring to reduce 180-day all-cause readmissions among older adults hospitalized with heart failure.
This double-blind, multicenter 6-month randomized clinical trial tests whether an intervention of systematic comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), followed by the transitional care bridge program, improved activities of daily living compared with systematic CGA alone in older acutely hospitalized patients.
This review of Medicare claims data assesses the effect of the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement model on rates of patient discharge to postacute care facilities.
This CMS database study suggests that hospitals that can reduce postdischarge spending may perform better on CMS’ new spending measure.
This survey data–based study from the Health and Retirement Study and linked Medicare claims for participants who were hospitalized from 2009 to 2012 assessed the extent to which a comprehensive set of patient characteristics accounts for differences in hospital readmission rates.
This study evaluated the spectrum of symptoms, improvement in symptoms after discharge, and perceptions of palliative care among patients who were hospitalized for heart failure.
This systematic review assessed the quality of interdisciplinary team care interventions in general medical patients, and evidence suggests that these interventions have little effect on traditional measures of health care quality.
This nationally representative cohort study of Medicare seniors shows that functional impairment is associated with increased risk of 30-day, all-cause hospital readmission. See also the invited commentary by Burke and Jha.
In a large retrospective cohort study, patients with COPD treated with noninvasive ventilation at the time of hospitalization had lower inpatient mortality, shorter length of stay, and lower costs compared with those treated with invasive mechanical ventilation .