TITLE

Readmission Rates Come Under Increased Scrutiny

AUTHOR(S)
Huff, Charlotte
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Sep2008, Vol. 82 Issue 9, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the first analysis of potentially preventable readmissions in the state of Florida. It was found that 6.9 percent of hospitalized patients were readmitted within 15 days for treatment related to their initial diagnosis. Officials at Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration say the Sunshine State is one of the first to track, and publicize, potentially preventable readmissions, rather than all hospital readmissions, which it formerly tracked.
ACCESSION #
34509917

 

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