Six Strategies Hospitals Can Use to Reduce Their Readmission Rates

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<p>While there have been dozens of campaigns launched to help hospitals reduce their patient readmission rates, not much evidence exists to show which strategies are most effective. </p><p>In <a href="/publications/journal-article/2013/jul/hospital-strategies-associated-30-day-readmission-rates">new study</a> focused on heart failure patients, Yale University researcher Elizabeth Bradley and colleagues sought to find out which methods seem to have the greatest association with significantly lower 30-day readmission rates. The investigation, which drew from a survey of hospitals participating in national quality campaigns, yielded six effective strategies—only a few of which have been implemented by more than a third of the hospitals. </p>
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