Recasting readmissions by placing the hospital role in community context.

@article{Mccarthy2013RecastingRB,
  title={Recasting readmissions by placing the hospital role in community context.},
  author={Douglas Mccarthy and Marian Bihrle Johnson and Anne-Marie Audet},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2013},
  volume={309 4},
  pages={351-2}
}
HOSPITAL READMISSIONS ARE UNDER SCRUTINY BY policy makers but are hardly a new problem. For more than 30 years, researchers have studied factors associated with readmission and tested care models to address these admissions, yet rates of readmissions have not declined appreciably during this time. The renewed focus on readmissions has been stimulated by several converging forces rather than by a strong evidence base for how improvements can be reliably achieved. US federal financial penalties… CONTINUE READING
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