TITLE

Hospitals target readmissions

AUTHOR(S)
Greene, Jay
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Crain's Detroit Business;4/27/2009, Vol. 25 Issue 17, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information related to steps taken by hospitals in Michigan, Massachusetts and Washington to reduce rehospitalizations. It states that 10 to 20 hospitals in these states have jointly initiated a four-year study to develop processes for reducing rehospitalizations by 30 percent and save billions of dollars in unnecessary health care costs. Part of the technical training will include methods to improve care coordination after patients are discharged from hospitals.
ACCESSION #
38507841

 

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