Jared Lane K Maeda

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Reducing hospital readmission rates is a key strategy for improving the quality of health care; a secondary benefit is a reduction in associated costs. Sequential inpatient stays may occur for a variety of reasons and can be separated by days, weeks, months, or years. Multiple hospital visits by the same patient may, in fact, be unrelated.(More)
BACKGROUND Several reports have linked the 2007-2009 Great Recession in the United States with a slowdown in health care spending and decreased utilization. However, little is known regarding how the recent economic downturn affected hospital costs per inpatient stay for different segments of the population. The purpose of this study was to examine the(More)
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