Hospitals struggle to reduce readmission rates

We talk so much about lowering readmission rates in hospitals and how that can impact other areas of homecare. Read this for some recent stats that show readmissions didn’t really change between 2003 and 2009.

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice report shows that hospitals struggled to lower readmission rates among Medicare patients between 2003 and 2009. The report comes as hospitals prepare for Medicare penalties for high readmission rates that start in October 2012.

Read the report here …

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