Scienmag: Hospitals May Take Too Much of the Blame for Unplanned Readmissions
Scienmag writes on a new Annals of Internal Medicine study that reveals discrepancies in the the preventability of readmissions over time.
The article reports on the study's findings, “Readmissions within the first week after discharge are often preventable by the hospital, whereas readmissions later are often related to patients' difficulty accessing outpatient clinics.”
The study is a product of the Hospital Medicine Reengineering Network (HOMERuN), a learning organization focused on improving hospital care. Assistant Professor Dr. Neil Sehgal (HSA) is a co-author on the study and the associate director of HOMERuN.