TITLE

Readmission relationship

AUTHOR(S)
McKinney, Maureen
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;5/2/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 18, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the result of a study that highlights the relationship between registered nurse staffing levels and hospital readmission rate. The study indicates that increasing nurse staffing levels can have positive impact on post discharge emergency visits and preventable hospital readmission and other costs down the road. However, the study also suggests that financial incentive for increased staffing level goes to the payer and the challenge is to determine the appropriate staffing level that can prevent later costs.
ACCESSION #
60498025

 

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