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ECG Reading May Predict Death, Rehospitalization Risk

Measurement is inexpensive, simple to perform, yields instant result, study says TUESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalized heart failure patients who have a longer than normal QRS duration (a measurement of the electrical conducting time of the heart on an electrocardiogram) ap...

Researchers design re-engineered hospital discharge program to reduce rehospitalization

(Boston)-Researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have designed a process to minimize discharge failures. The Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) program reduces hospital utilization within 30 days of discharge by over 30 percent, by redesigning the di...

'Health Care Coaches' Can Help Reduce Patient Bills, Rehospitalization

Patients who require treatment in multiple sites of care may now be able to reduce their hospital bills and rates of re-hospitalization//, according to a study that will appear in the Sept. 25 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. The trial was led by Eric Coleman, MD, an associate profe...

New Data Demonstrate RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment May Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Hospitalizations in Patients with Schizophrenia

...phrenia is one of the most disabling diseases,(1) and frequent relapses and rehospitalization as a result of the disease place enormous burdens on patients, caregivers a...ent (RLAT) may improve clinical and functional outcomes and reduce rates of rehospitalization among patients with schizophrenia. Results of the studies were presented th...

Avalere Shows Home Health Interventions Associated with Lower Medicare Spending and Re-Hospitalizations for Patients With Chronic Illness

... "Additional research should be done to determine the impact of home health on non-chronic care patients." The report, " Medicare Spending and rehospitalization for Chronically Ill Medicare Beneficiaries: Home Health Use Compared to Other Post-Acute Care Settings ," was prepared by Christine Aguiar, Alexis Ah...

TouchPointCare Introduces TPC Transition Home to Help Hospitals Reduce Unplanned Readmissions

...duce the $17 billion cost associated with unplanned hospital readmissions. rehospitalization is "associated with gaps in follow-up care" according to a recently release...ital to extend their care into the patient's home, thus, reducing unplanned rehospitalization and the attendant emotional and financial cost. ...

20 percent of hospitalized Medicare patients re-admitted to hospital within 30 days

...stem." The researchers found wide variation in rehospitalization rates among states. Between October 2003 and December 2004, the five states with the highest rehospitalization rates (Maryland, New Jersey, Louisiana, Illinois, ...nfections. The study also showed that a history of rehospitalization and prolonged length of hospital stay were stronge...

American Heart Association Leads Efforts to Reduce Preventable Deaths and Rehospitalizations for Heart Failure Patients

...hin 30 days. The annual cost to Medicare for this rehospitalization is $17.4 billion. Of the disease states det...is the most frequent cause of hospitalizations and rehospitalization for Medicare beneficiaries. In this study, 26.9 p...h over a 20 percent reduction in the likelihood of rehospitalization or death in the first 60 days, which is the period...

20 percent of hospitalized Medicare patients readmitted to hospital within 30 days

...stem." The researchers found wide variation in rehospitalization rates among states. Between October 2003 and December 2004, the five states with the highest rehospitalization rates (Maryland, New Jersey, Louisiana, Illinois, ...nfections. The study also showed that a history of rehospitalization and prolonged length of hospital stay were stronge...

High Rate of Rehospitalizations Costing Billions

...30-day period. To date, most studies examining rehospitalization have focused on specific diseases, such as heart f...time. Overall, the data showed that the risk of rehospitalization persists over time. About two in every three Medic...o revealed wide geographic disparities in rates of rehospitalization within 30 days of discharge -- from a low of 13.3 ...
Rehospitalization in Medical Technology

Results and Additional Analyses From Study Show That Corthera's Relaxin for Acute Heart Failure is the Strongest Predictor of Improved Longer-Term Outcomes Following Hospital Discharge When Compared to Other Variables

... According to U.S. data, there are more than 3 million hospital discharges each year with heart failure as a diagnosis, with significant short-term rehospitalization and one-year mortality rates. It is the single largest expense to Medicare, accounting for more than $13 billion in hospitalization costs. The great m...

Results From Study Show Promising Efficacy and Safety Results for Corthera's Relaxin in Acute Heart Failure

... According to US data, there are more than 3 million hospital discharges each year with heart failure as a diagnosis, with a significant short-term rehospitalization rate and one-year mortality rate. It is the single largest expense to Medicare accounting for a total of $13 billion in hospitalization costs. The g...

Schering-Plough's Investigational Oral Thrombin Receptor Antagonist Meets Primary Endpoint in a Newly Published Study

...40 mg loading dose and the 2.5 mg maintenance dose. The primary endpoint of the Phase III TRA-CER trial is the composite of cardiovascular death, MI, rehospitalization for ACS, urgent coronary revascularization or stroke. The key secondary endpoint is the composite of cardiovascular death, MI or stroke. Patients wil...

SCH 530348 (TRA), a Novel Investigational Antiplatelet Agent, Shown to Inhibit Platelet Aggregation in PCI Patients

...redominately periprocedural myocardial infarctions. The primary endpoint of the Phase III TRA-CER trial is the composite of cardiovascular death, MI, rehospitalization for ACS, urgent coronary revascularization or stroke. The key secondary endpoint is the composite of cardiovascular death, MI or stroke. Patients will...
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