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Six Strategies Hospitals Can Use to Reduce Their Readmission Rates

While there have been dozens of campaigns to help hospitals reduce their readmission rates, not much evidence exists to show which strategies are most effective. In a new study 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.

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