A disease management program reduced hospital readmission days after myocardial infarction
- A predictive analytics approach to reducing 30-day avoidable readmissions among patients with heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, pneumonia, or COPD. Shams, Issac; Ajorlou, Saeede; Yang, Kai // Health Care Management Science;Mar2015, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p19
Hospital readmission has become a critical metric of quality and cost of healthcare. Medicare anticipates that nearly $17 billion is paid out on the 20 % of patients who are readmitted within 30 days of discharge. Although several interventions such as transition care management have been...
- Feasibility and Acute Care Utilization Outcomes of a Post-Acute Transitional Telemonitoring Program for Underserved Chronic Disease Patients. Davis, Cecile; Bender, Miriam; Smith, Tyler; Broad, Jason // Telemedicine & e-Health;Sep2015, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p705
Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure (HF) are chronic diseases that impart significant health and care costs to the patient and health system. Limited access to health services affects disease severity and functional status. Telemonitoring has shown promise...
- Transfer times for patients requiring PCI often exceed recommendations. // Cardiology Today;Jan2012, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p1
The article focuses on a study which examined time-to-transfer data on patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who presented to the emergency departments of hospitals and needed transfer for percutaneous coronary intervention.
- MI patients call a GP rather than dial 999. // GP: General Practitioner;1/21/2002, p8
Reports on the preference of patients experiencing myocardial infarction to call general practitioners instead of ambulance in Great Britain. Lack of knowledge of the role of emergency services among patients; Reasons of patients not to call an ambulance; Benefits of a good patient education...
- Mortality and variables associated with heart failure on admission in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Galcera-Tomas, J.; Melgarejo-Moreno, A.; Alonso-Fernandez, N.; Padilla-Serrano, A.; De Gea-Garcia, J.H.; Murcia-Hernandez, P.; Martinez-Bano, D.; Ortin-Freire, A.; Rebollo-Acebes, S.; Moreno-Aliaga, S. // European Journal of Heart Failure. Supplements;Jun2008, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p61
An abstract of the article "Mortality and variables associated with heart failure on admission in patients with acute myocardial infarction," by J. Galcera-Tomas and colleagues is presented.
- Ventricular fibrillation resulting from acute right ventricular infarction from isolated occlusion of a right ventricular branch artery. Chang, Kirk Y.; Ebrahimi, Ramin; Bersohn, Malcolm M. // Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology & Therapeutics;Mar2003, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p5
Malignant ventricular arrhythmias can result from isolated right ventricular infarction, and reports of this phenomenon in the literature are rare. We present a case of a 46-year-old man with acute onset of chest pain angiographically confirmed to be a result of isolated occlusion of a right...
- An integrated care facilitation model improves quality of life and reduces use of hospital resources by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic heart failure. Bird, Stephen; Noronha, Michelle; Sinnott, Helen // Australian Journal of Primary Health;Nov2010, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p326
As part of the Department of Human Services Hospital Admissions Risk Program (HARP), a group of acute and community based health care providers located in the western suburbs of Melbourne formed a consortium to reduce the demand on hospital emergency services and improve health outcomes for...
- ERs see increase in heart attack patients. GREENE, JAY // Crain's Detroit Business;2/28/2011, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p33
The article reports on the increasing number of heart attack patients at the emergency rooms (ERs) of many heart hospitals in Southeast Michigan, with DMC's Detroit Receiving Hospital having 500 patients at its ER with various stages of heart attacks in 2010, which is a 50 percent increase from...
- Emergency Measures. NEEDLES, DAN // Harrowsmith Country Life (11908416);Apr2009, Vol. 33 Issue 205, p90
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of receiving emergency care from a hospital in East Surrey, England for his wife who suffered a heart attack and of staying in a small rural community in south Devon, England.