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Reductions in Readmission NOT Due to Increase in Obs Status

William Martinez - Feb. 24, 2016
An important new study in the NEJM addresses a topic that has come up here a few times. The study assessed the correlation between changes in readmission rates and use of observation services after ad...
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aca readmissions Research
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Readmissions Revisited... Again

William Martinez - Jan. 28, 2016
Recent article in Health Affairs attempts to account the factors that influence differences in readmission rates between safety net hospitals and other hospital. It uses a series of regression models...
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quality readmissions Social Determinants of Health
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Is Observation Status Responsible for the Decline in Readmissions?

William Martinez - Aug. 27, 2015
The recent drop in hospital readmissions among Medicare patients has been encouraging. Coinciding with this drop in readmissions, has been increased use of "observation status” or "observing patients...
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Patient Safety pay for performance policy quality improvement readmissions Research