• 30-SEP-2014

Providing Team Based Care After Hospital Discharge Did Not Reduce Readmission Rates Or Deaths

After patients leave the hospital, many can experience complications and may even require readmission. In the United States, hospitals can face financial penalties if readmission rates for Medicare patients are too high. A new study examined whether providing elements of care that patients receive while in the hospital, after they are ,discharged, would help to reduce readmission rates and deaths. Catherine Dolf explains in this week's JAMA Report.