hospital readmission Archives
Hospital readmissions tied to supply of nearby care options: study
Jul. 14, 2022—Vanderbilt research finds that hospitals' 30-day readmission rates were lower if they had a larger supply of primary care physicians, nursing homes or palliative care services nearby.
Follow-up calls don’t impact readmission, mortality rates: study
Sep. 24, 2020—Following up with adult general medicine patients by phone within the week after their hospital discharge as a stand-alone intervention has no impact on readmissions, mortality or patient satisfaction, according to a new study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.
Apr. 5, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have developed hospital readmission models that may help prevent payment penalties to hospitals when patients are readmitted too soon after discharge.
Study finds health literacy efforts ease readmission rates
Mar. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston recently collaborated on a study analysis to determine the effect of a tailored, pharmacist-delivered health literacy intervention on unplanned hospital readmission or emergency department visit following discharge.
Program aims to reduce Medicare readmission rates
Feb. 6, 2014—A program launched by Schnelle in January 2013 aims to reduce readmissions for Medicare patients transferred from Vanderbilt University Hospital to any of 23 area skilled nursing facilities, or SNFs. The specific goal is 17 percent reduction, by 2015, in 30-day hospital readmissions directly from these SNFs.
Heart Institute program aims to reduce readmission rates
Jan. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is one of 11 centers selected by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to implement a new program designed to reduce readmission rates for patients with myocardial infarction, heart failure and acute coronary syndrome.
CHF project shows home monitoring eases readmissions
Jan. 16, 2014—In preliminary testing, Vanderbilt Home Care Services (VHCS) has found that Internet-based remote patient monitoring reduces hospital readmissions for patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) who are receiving home nursing visits.
‘Cornelius’ program speeds assessment of readmission risk
Oct. 3, 2013—A new computer program called Cornelius calculates two risk scores for each newly arrived Vanderbilt University Hospital patient — one estimating the patient’s risk of developing pressure ulcers (bedsores) during the current hospital stay, and the other estimating the patient’s risk of returning to VUH for readmission within 30 days of discharge.
Predicting hospital readmission is risky business: study
Oct. 18, 2011—Each year millions of Americans return to the hospital within 30 days of their previous discharge. Although many readmissions could be preventable, most statistical models for predicting them "perform poorly," according to researchers at Vanderbilt and the Oregon Health and Science University and their affiliated VA medical centers.