Association of Changing Hospital Readmission Rates With Mortality Rates After Hospital Discharge.

@article{Dharmarajan2017AssociationOC,
  title={Association of Changing Hospital Readmission Rates With Mortality Rates After Hospital Discharge.},
  author={Kumar Dharmarajan and Yongfei Wang and Z. P. Lin and Sharon-Lise T. Normand and Joseph S Ross and Leora I. Horwitz and Nihar R. Desai and Lisa Gale Suter and Elizabeth E. Drye and Susannah May Bernheim and Harlan M. Krumholz},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2017},
  volume={318 3},
  pages={270-278}
}
Importance The Affordable Care Act has led to US national reductions in hospital 30-day readmission rates for heart failure (HF), acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and pneumonia. Whether readmission reductions have had the unintended consequence of increasing mortality after hospitalization is unknown. Objective To examine the correlation of paired trends in hospital 30-day readmission rates and hospital 30-day mortality rates after discharge. Design, Setting, and Participants… CONTINUE READING

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