Navigation Links
High Rate of Rehospitalizations Costing Billions
Date:4/1/2009

hink one of the strengths of the Jencks analysis is that he looks at all-cause rehospitalizations, and that's a unique and a new view," said Dr. Amy Boutwell, a general internist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., and director of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's reducing rehospitalizations initiative.

For the study, researchers analyzed Medicare claims data from October 2003 through December 2004. The study included information on almost 12 million patients discharged from a hospital during that time.

Overall, the data showed that the risk of rehospitalization persists over time. About two in every three Medicare beneficiaries (62.9 percent) discharged from the hospital were readmitted or died within a year.

The study also revealed wide geographic disparities in rates of rehospitalization within 30 days of discharge -- from a low of 13.3 percent in Idaho to a high of 23.2 percent in Washington, D.C.

Often, the people who cycle in and out of the hospital suffer from multiple medical conditions or psychiatric or social problems, Boutwell said. Someone who relies on an intricate caregiving network -- say, their daughter-in-law, their neighbor and a church member -- can get into trouble when that social safety net breaks down, she explained.

"We have a short-hand nickname for them. We call them 'bounce-backs' or frequent fliers," Boutwell said. "And although that's not a very sensitive term, I think it reflects the fact that throughout the medical profession we implicitly recognize that there is this group of patients who are in and out of the hospital with quite high frequency."

But it's not just about being sick and ending up back in the hospital. "It's about traversing from one setting of care to the next setting of care successfully and stably," said Boutwell, who is leading a multi-state initiative to reduce avoidable rehospitalizations.

The fundamental barrier to better c
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Medical Errors Costing U.S. Billions
2. Free drug samples may end up costing uninsured more
3. Naked Juice Brings Consumers Happiness by the Billions With First 100% Juice Smoothie Containing Probiotics
4. Billions Directed to Baghdad ... Millions Rejected for Children
5. Billions Directed to Baghdad ... Billions Rejected for Children
6. Telecommunications Technology Boosts Revenue Generation by Billions and Builds Positive Brand Experience
7. Technology can Dramatically Reduce Billions of Dollars in Medicaid, Medicare Fraud
8. Deloittes Connected Care Model Promotes Technologically Enabled In-Home Health Care, Projects Future Health Care Savings in the Billions
9. Mental Illness Costs U.S. Billions in Lost Earnings
10. American Association for Homecare Proposes Aggressive 13-Point Plan to Stop Medicare Fraud and Recoup Billions; Calls Steps Essential to Medicares Health
11. Proposed Truck Clean-Up Rule Will Save Billions in Health-Related Costs for Truckers and Other Californians
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
High Rate of Rehospitalizations Costing Billions
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... On Saturday, September 19, 2015, Diane ... Foundation (Meso Foundation) will present an educational program titled “Asbestos and Your Health.” ... through 9:30 PM (doors open at 6:45pm) at Calvary United Methodist Church, 16 E ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... Brands like Toppik , ... standard shipping costs. , “Before, a threshold of $49.00 was required to qualify for ... items qualify for free standard shipping for customers regardless of the item’s selling price.” ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... , ... The popular television program VOICES IN AMERICA, hosted by legendary star ... devoting an entire short segment to the subject of diabetes. Diabetes is a debilitating ... daily basis, but recent advancements in medical science may prove to be a significant ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Approximately 2,000 United Methodists are expected to ... children, a thank you to the many creative and generous ways in which ... Methodist initiative to end malaria deaths. , The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium event, ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... Position and Best Practices for Compliance, **Presented by FDAnews and GessNet**, Oct. ... by internationally renowned expert Fubin Wu, has been specifically designed to provide ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation to Hold Educational Class About Asbestos and Mesothelioma Prevention 2Health News:TheBeautyPlace.com Discounts Shipping on Select Brands 2Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 2Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 3Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 3Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 4Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 5
... Scientists have determined how to fortify the cassava ... with enough vitamins, minerals and protein to provide the ... in a single meal. , The researchers have further ... crop,s most damaging viral threats and are refining methods ...
... in Spanish . , The " La Mente ... Faculty of Arts at the University of the Basque Country analyses ... the brain acquires and manages languages and to discover in what ... , In order to understand how we become fluent in ...
... Facts panel makes it tough to make healthy choices, study ... 4 grams of trans fats in a serving of baked or ... , Answer: It,s always unhealthy, since no amount of ... new study suggests that the Nutrition Facts panel found on the ...
... Compliance -, LEXINGTON, Mass., June 30th ... the prestigious Supplier,Performance Award from Premier, Inc. for ... in quality and compliance by,Premier vendors, with less ... presented with the honor at Premier,s 2008 Annual ...
... June 30 Cadient Group, the,premier strategic interactive ... Stephen Wray, President and CEO of Cadient,Group, was ... The Year(R) in the,Greater Philadelphia region. According to ... recognize outstanding entrepreneurs on a regional, national,and global ...
... India, June 30 Sun Pharmaceutical,Industries Ltd. (Reuters: ... announced that Alkaloida Chemical Company Exclusive Group,Ltd. (Alkaloida), ... tender offer,for all outstanding Ordinary Shares of Taro ... in cash., On May 18, 2007, Taro ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fortified cassava could provide a day's nutrition in a single meal 2Health News:Fortified cassava could provide a day's nutrition in a single meal 3Health News:Fortified cassava could provide a day's nutrition in a single meal 4Health News:Laka: 'Language exists in the brain' 2Health News:Laka: 'Language exists in the brain' 3Health News:Laka: 'Language exists in the brain' 4Health News:Trans Fat Labeling Gets Tricky 2Health News:Trans Fat Labeling Gets Tricky 3Health News:Trans Fat Labeling Gets Tricky 4Health News:Trans Fat Labeling Gets Tricky 5Health News:Instrumentation Laboratory Receives Performance Award from Premier for Second Consecutive Year 2Health News:Cadient Group President and CEO, Stephen Wray, Named 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) in Greater Philadelphia Region 2Health News:Cadient Group President and CEO, Stephen Wray, Named 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) in Greater Philadelphia Region 3Health News:Sun Pharma Commences All Cash Tender Offer to Purchase Taro Ordinary Shares for USD 7.75 Per Share 2Health News:Sun Pharma Commences All Cash Tender Offer to Purchase Taro Ordinary Shares for USD 7.75 Per Share 3
(Date:8/28/2015)... , Aug. 28, 2015 ... addition of the "Investigation Report on China,s Ranibizumab ... Developed by Novartis, ranibizumab was approved by CFDA to ... Currently, only Lucentis, a product of Novartis, is available ... the first self- developed drug for the treatment of ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Company plc ("Perrigo") (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE) today ... OTC brands from GSK in an all cash transaction ... demonstration of Perrigo,s unique ability to maximize brand value ... countries.  Perrigo Chairman, President and CEO ... to complete this transaction, which clearly demonstrates our ability ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... 2015 The report "Eubiotics Market by Type (Probiotics, ... and Aquaculture), & by Region ( North America ... , and Rest of the World) - Global Trends and ... Eubiotics was valued at USD 4.62 Billion in 2014 and ... a CAGR of 7.4% from 2015 to 2020. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Investigation Report on China's Ranibizumab Market, 2012-2019 2Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 2Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 3Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 4Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 2Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 3Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 4Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 5
... the 12th consecutive year, Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... products and services to office-based practitioners, brightened the holiday ... through the Company,s Holiday Cheer For Children program.  Founded ... flagship initiative of the Company,s global corporate social responsibility ...
... 2010 Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN ) today ... first new treatment for advanced cancer patients with bone ... to Zometa® (zoledronic acid). These results underscore the efficacy ... patients with bone metastases from advanced breast cancer, as ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Henry Schein's 12th Annual Holiday Cheer For Children Program Encourages Volunteerism and Giving Among Team Schein Members 2Amgen Presents New XGEVA™ (Denosumab) Breast Cancer Skeletal-Related Event Prevention Data at SABCS 2Amgen Presents New XGEVA™ (Denosumab) Breast Cancer Skeletal-Related Event Prevention Data at SABCS 3Amgen Presents New XGEVA™ (Denosumab) Breast Cancer Skeletal-Related Event Prevention Data at SABCS 4Amgen Presents New XGEVA™ (Denosumab) Breast Cancer Skeletal-Related Event Prevention Data at SABCS 5Amgen Presents New XGEVA™ (Denosumab) Breast Cancer Skeletal-Related Event Prevention Data at SABCS 6Amgen Presents New XGEVA™ (Denosumab) Breast Cancer Skeletal-Related Event Prevention Data at SABCS 7Amgen Presents New XGEVA™ (Denosumab) Breast Cancer Skeletal-Related Event Prevention Data at SABCS 8Amgen Presents New XGEVA™ (Denosumab) Breast Cancer Skeletal-Related Event Prevention Data at SABCS 9Amgen Presents New XGEVA™ (Denosumab) Breast Cancer Skeletal-Related Event Prevention Data at SABCS 10Amgen Presents New XGEVA™ (Denosumab) Breast Cancer Skeletal-Related Event Prevention Data at SABCS 11Amgen Presents New XGEVA™ (Denosumab) Breast Cancer Skeletal-Related Event Prevention Data at SABCS 12Amgen Presents New XGEVA™ (Denosumab) Breast Cancer Skeletal-Related Event Prevention Data at SABCS 13
Quest Diagnostics built its reputation by providing the highest quality and most extensive list of routine and esoteric testing to help physicians diagnose, treat, and monitor disease....
... The Johns Hopkins University Dermatology, ... Laboratory is a federally-(Clinical Laboratory Improvement ... that began operation in 1982. Its ... quality diagnostic allergy and immunology testing ...
... The Clinical Reference Laboratories at ... provide both general and specialized testing ... of five diagnostic reference laboratories, they ... in the areas of immunology and ...
... BloodSTOP iX is the ideal hemostatic gauze ... procedures. ,A silky gauze, BloodSTOP iX is easy ... into hard to reach bleeding sites that are ... , ,BloodSTOP iX can be used to control ...
Medicine Products: