Dr. Colin Cooke Highlights Healthcare Reform's Effects on Pulmonary Medicine
Colin Cooke, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, says that hospitals with higher readmission rates that treat patients with acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and pneumonia will be penalized due to healthcare reform. In 2015, chronic obtrusive pulmonary disease (COPD) will be added to the list of conditions measured. However, there is less evidence underlying readmissions in COPD. Dr Cooke notes that more research is needed regarding readmissions in COPD since it will be affected by the Affordable Care Act.
This video was taken on May 19, 2013, at the ATS 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
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