TITLE

Healthcare's 'moneyball'

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, Melanie
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;10/10/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 41, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the effectiveness of predictive modeling in eliminating hospital readmissions. According to the author, with nurses, technology, pharmacies and laboratories, hospitals have become costly with hospital care accounting for the single largest expense in healthcare. The author shares that policymakers view the potential of lessening spending by keeping patients out of the hospital. Medicare paid a total of 12 billion U.S. dollars for repeat hospital visits in 2005.
ACCESSION #
66918443

 

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