Elizabeth E. Drye

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BACKGROUND The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services publicly reports risk-standardized mortality rates (RSMRs) within 30-days of admission and, in 2013, risk-standardized unplanned readmission rates (RSRRs) within 30-days of discharge for patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF), and pneumonia. Current publicly(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether high performing hospitals with low 30 day risk standardized readmission rates have a lower proportion of readmissions from specific diagnoses and time periods after admission or instead have a similar distribution of readmission diagnoses and timing to lower performing institutions. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. (More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association of hospital volume (a marker of quality of care) with hospital readmission rates. DESIGN Retrospective cross-sectional study. SETTING 4651 US acute care hospitals. STUDY DATA 6,916,644 adult discharges, excluding patients receiving psychiatric or medical cancer treatment. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES We used Medicare(More)
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