Hospital Readmissions – COVID-19

Angie SzumlinskiStudies

Evidence suggests that potential health complications after COVID-19 illness might require ongoing clinical care. After discharge from an initial COVID-19 hospitalization, 9% of patients were readmitted to the same hospital within 2 months of discharge. Multiple readmissions occurred in 1.6% of patients. Understanding the frequency of and potential reasons for readmission after a COVID-19 hospitalization can inform clinical practice discharge …

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30-Day All Cause Hospital Readmission Study

Angie SzumlinskiNews, Studies

Several national initiatives, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Readmissions Program (HHRP) and the Partnership for Patients (PfP), are dedicated to reducing the number of preventable readmissions in US hospitals. HRRP accomplishes this by incentivizing Hospitals to decrease readmission using a system that links funding with readmission metrics. Meanwhile, PfP has constructed an interconnected set of collaborative …