Rapid uptitration of oral HF therapies after HF hospitalization was safe, effective across LVEF categories
A high-intensity care strategy was associated with a reduced risk of death or heart failure (HF) readmission at 180 days in patients hospitalized for acute HF, regardless of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), a prespecified analysis of a randomized trial found.
30 May 2023
A postdischarge transition clinic staffed by a primary care physician and other clinicians appeared to reduce readmission risk in a vulnerable patient population.
1 Jan 2016
Positive airway pressure-adherent patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and obstructive sleep apnea had fewer health care visits, including ED and hospital visits, than nonadherent patients, according to a new industry-funded study.
18 Jul 2023
More doctors in a practice can lead to higher hospital readmission rates, a study found. Small practices can take big steps in keeping their patients healthy after discharge.
1 Mar 2015
Among 4,230 primary care physicians in Texas, one had a 30-day readmission rate significantly higher than the mean of 12.9%, while none had a significantly lower rate.
21 May 2019
Lower glucose levels before hospital discharge associated with readmission, death in diabetes patients
Even near-normal glucose levels on the last day of hospitalization were associated with increased risk for readmission and postdischarge mortality, and these risks increased as patients' glucose levels decreased.
7 May 2019
A report warned that a few health care workers developed COVID-19 shortly after vaccination, and studies showed that strokes were rare in COVID-19 patients but readmissions could not be predicted easily.
9 Feb 2021
Community health workers can help physicians and patients as part of a broader recognition that many factors that don't involve direct treatment can still drive medical outcomes.
1 Nov 2019
Hospital at home plus transition care reduced readmissions, improved patient satisfaction in a case-control study
The study included 295 patients treated under this hospital-at-home (HaH) model and a control group of 212 patients who met HaH eligibility but declined participation or were seen in the ED when an HaH admission could not be initiated.
26 Jun 2018
We must be intentional in our efforts to address the needs of individuals experiencing health care disparities and inequities based on social drivers of health.
1 Sep 2022