Readmission relationship

McKinney, Maureen
May 2011
Modern Healthcare;5/2/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 18, p7
Trade Publication
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.


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