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Hospice Study: Increasing Hospice Decreases Hospital Readmissions Among All Nursing Homes
Increasing hospice services can reduce hospital admissions among all residents of a nursing home, including those not enrolled in hospice, according to findings recently...
Outcomes Study: Can Physical Therapy Before Hip Or Knee Replacement Surgery Improve Outcomes?
A new study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), found that physical therapy before joint replacement surgery, or “prehabilitation,” can diminish...
Study: Telehealth Readmissions At Geisinger Health Plans
Geisinger Health Plan published a study that found that a multi-year telemonitoring intervention for heart-failure patients led to reductions in readmissions and...
Study: Community-Based Linkages To Population Health
A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine by Partners HealthCare System examines community-based linkages to population health. The increasing emphasis on...
Medicare Spending Not Tied To Higher End-of-Life Spending
Medicare per capita spending increases steadily with age. It doesn’t flatten out as people move into their 80s or early 90s. It peaks at age 96. Per capita...
Study: Readmissions Tied To Community Factors
Information collected from 4,000 hospitals for patients with three conditions: acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia shows that 58% of the variation...
Study: Readmissions After Hip, Knee Replacement Surgery
A new study presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that black and Hispanic patients were 62 and 50 percent,...
Study: Hospital Stays For Chronic Conditions
Approximately one in four American adults and two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries have multiple chronic conditions (MCC). Between 2003 and 2014, non-maternal hospital...
Study: Falls In Long-Term Care Facilities
Families and physicians have a new tool in the fight against falls- a comprehensive prevention program developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that...
GAO Study: 3 Million Low-Income, Uninsured Adults Have Behavioral Health Condition
About 17% of low-income, uninsured adults have a behavioral health condition for mental illness and/or substance use condition, according to a new report from the...
Study: Frequent Flyer Readmission Trend
A study by researchers at Denver Health, a medical center that serves many uninsured and underinsured patients, examined the characteristics and costs of patients who...
Study: Reforming Medicare Geographic Spending Variations
Geographic spending variations was studied in three Medicare programs: pay-for-performances, bundled payments and ACOs. A recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) study found...
Study: Hip Replacement Readmissions
The number of total hip replacements (THRs) nearly doubled among middle-aged patients between 2002-2011, primarily due to the expansion of the middle-aged population in...
Study: Hospice Care In Assisted Living vs. Home Care
Each year, an estimated 1.6 million Americans receive hospice care. Roughly two thirds of people “in hospice” receive care at home. A study published in the...
Study: Hip Fractures – The Higher The Volume, The Better The Outcomes
A new study at Brown University finds that the volume of hip fracture cases seen at a skilled nursing facility in the prior 12 months is a good predictor of whether a...
Did The Hospital Reduction Program Penalty Reduce Knee And Hip Readmissions
The rates of unplanned 30-day hospital readmissions following hip or knee replacement procedures fell in population between 2009 and 2013. The rate of unplanned...

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