Readmission after skilled-nursing facility (SNF) discharge following heart failure hospitalization is highest during the first two days home.

Patients discharged with heart failure (HF) from SNF to home face the highest risk of readmissions in the first two days after a SNF discharge.

The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association reviewed Medicare claims data collected from more than 67,000.
A quarter of heart failure patients discharged from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility then to home are readmitted to a hospital.

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