Strategies to decrease the rate of preventable readmission to hospital

Goldfield, Norbert
April 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/6/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 6, p538
Academic Journal
In this article the author discusses the strategies to lessen the number of preventable readmission cases in hospitals. The author proposes the use of tools, implementation of strategies, public incentives, and monitoring to prevent readmission of patients. He also emphasizes the need to consider clinical variables within the health care system in formulating such tools. He adds that physicians, general practitioners, and policymakers alike must act in decreasing patient readmissions.


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