Hospitals Taking Wide Aim at Readmissions

Most U.S. hospitals are scrambling to reduce readmissions for heart failure and heart attack as financial disincentives go into effect this fall, but efforts aren't always targeting recommended methods, a survey found.

Almost 90% of the 537 centers surveyed said they had a written objective of reducing preventable readmissions for heart failure and acute myocardial infarction (MI), according to Elizabeth H. Bradley, PhD, of Yale, and colleagues.

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Source: MedPage Today