Navigation Links
Mayo Clinic study identifies strategies that reduce early hospital readmissions
Date:5/13/2014

ROCHESTER, Minn. May 13, 2014 A Mayo Clinic review of 47 studies found that 30-day readmissions can be reduced by almost 20 percent when specific efforts are taken to prevent them. Key among these are interventions to help patients deal with the work passed on to them at discharge. The results of the review are published in this week's issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.

"Reducing early hospital readmissions is a policy priority aimed at improving quality of care and lowering costs," says Aaron Leppin, M.D., a research associate in Mayo Clinic's Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit. "Most importantly, we need to address this issue because hospital readmissions have a big impact on our patients' lives."

To put this problem into context, studies estimate that 1 in 5 Medicare beneficiaries is readmitted within 30 days of a hospitalization, at a cost of more than $26 billion a year.

"Patients are sent home from hospitals because we have addressed their acute issues," says Dr. Leppin. "They go home with a list of tasks that include what they were doing prior to the hospitalization and new self-care tasks prescribed on discharge. Some patients cannot handle all these requests, and it is not uncommon for them to be readmitted soon after they get home. Sometimes these readmissions can be prevented."

After reviewing 47 randomized studies assessing methods to reduce readmissions, researchers identified that the most effective interventions those that reduce readmissions by almost 40 percent are more complex and are designed to help patients deal with the work of being a patient. These interventions were also found to save money for payers.

"Effective approaches often are multifaceted and proactively seek to understand the complete patient context, often including in-person visits to the patient's home after discharge," says Dr. Leppin. "This helps us assess the patients' living environment, their level of support, their resources, and their psychological and physical limitations."

The study also found that, over the last 20 years, there has been a tendency to get away from this approach and try simpler, more "high-tech" strategies; these have generally been less effective.


'/>"/>

Contact: Shelly Plutowski
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-5005
Mayo Clinic
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. New Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgical care model improves care value, predictability and the patient experience
2. WHI reports $37.1B economic return on combined hormone therapy clinical trial
3. Mayo Clinic study finds nerve damage after hip surgery may be due to inflammation
4. Clinical opinion published in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
5. NCI, NCRI and EORTC outline risk-assessment approach for biomarker-driven cancer clinical trials
6. Mayo Clinic launches 50-gene cancer panel test
7. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Large clinical trials to evaluate risks of testosterone treatment urgently needed
8. Dartmouth awarded lead role in NCI clinical trials network
9. Clinics not bogged down by red tape can ease health cost burdens
10. $8 million NIH grant will fund multicenter clinical trial of stroke intervention drug
11. MSU physicists push new Parkinsons treatment toward clinical trials
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Radabaugh & Associates, a ... communities in North-Central West Virginia, is embarking on a cooperative charity effort with ... area. , The Chestnut Mountain Ranch (CMR) is a Christ-centered boarding school for ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Brian Gifford Agency, an Indiana-based firm providing asset protection ... Campagna Academy in a charity drive to provide for at-risk children and teens in ... Academy is a nonprofit organization that has offered critical programs to at-risk and foster ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “Emotions are sacred, valid, honored, encouraged. This is the memo ... Generation Mindful. To help change the mindset of parents and educators from punitive to ... the Time-In Toolkit, which launched on Kickstarter 3 weeks ago and fully funded in ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 18, 2017 , ... Alcovit, a lime-flavored beverage that rids the body of ... its product now available through Jet.com. , After 25 years of development, the ... is designed to quickly detox the body thereby avoiding alcohol-induced hangovers. Whether you’re having ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... ... “Our Mountains to Climb: A Journey of Love and Faith Through Trials”: ... faith they shared to overcome struggles in life. “Our Mountains to Climb: A Journey ... Corcoran, a retired teacher and happily married since 1999; the author’s personal experiences drive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/17/2017)... , August 17, 2017 DarioHealth ... Company with mobile health and big data solutions, ... agreements with domestic and non-U.S. investors for the ... and shares of the Company,s newly designated Series ... offerings. The Company expects to conduct a closing ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... HOUSTON , Aug. 15, 2017   Mostyn Law ... in Houston, Texas . The Mostyn Law ... the past 2 years. That is why Mostyn Law ... Texas to show its appreciation. Blood supplies ... to fall 5% short of hospital needs in August. That is ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... Aug. 15, 2017  Axium Pharmaceuticals Inc., the creator of the drug ... in the beginning stages of an IPO. The ... with the average cost of a prescription epilepsy drug being $450.00-$1200.00 for ... AXIUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC ... Another staggering figure is the fact that Americans spent ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: