readmission rates

Preventing Hospital Readmissions
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Queens Courier Staff 2/21/2012 at 12:07PM

By Stephen S. Mills As you may have heard in the news, recently-enacted health care reform legislation will assess penalties starting in 2013 against hospitals with higher than average readmission rates for certain conditions, such as heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia. Reducing hospital readmission rates has emerged as a core strategy at both state [...]