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Three-month readmission rates for children hospitalized with acute asthma fell when families received a full pre-discharge education, according to a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics. In fact, it was the only component of exit groups that was strongly associated with a decline in readmissions. Under federal law, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid …

The health of Yusuf, son of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was admitted to Cedarcrest Hospital in Abuja on December 26, 2017, following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, has improved remarkably and he is ready. get out. This news was contained in a statement Friday from presidential spokesman Femi Adesina. Mr Adesina cited another statement …

Although patients returning home from an intensive care unit stay often need help and remain traumatized by the experience, many do not take advantage of the support groups now available in hospitals across the country. . In fact, it’s not unusual for many doctors and counselors who lead groups to sit down and talk with …

Delivering health care that seems fluid and efficient from a provider’s perspective often ends up looking like a huge waste of time for patients. But a Harvard Business Review article described a radical process change that reduced the length of hospital stay for knee or hip replacements from three days to zero for a growing …

A new study shows the benefit of integrating caregivers into the discharge process for elderly patients: far fewer readmissions. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Health Policy found that hospitals that involved unpaid family members or caregivers in the discharge planning process had a 25% reduction in the risk of readmission. of elderly …

Incorporating informal caregivers into the discharge planning process for elderly patients could reduce hospital readmissions by about 25%, according to new analysis from the Health Policy Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. Caregivers are unpaid individuals who provide support for medical tasks and activities essential to the daily life and health of a person who …

Clinical question: Is a delay in completing the hospital discharge summary associated with hospital readmissions? Background: Inpatient discharge summaries serve as a communication tool for future care providers. Previous studies have shown a mixed impact on the speed of discharge summaries on hospital readmissions. Study the design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: Adult medical patients at …