Topic: Discharge Planning
Bundled payments are pushing hospitals to cut back on discharges to skilled nursing facilities, according to a new study.
VCU Health's path to more streamlined patient discharges required staffers in multiple departments to rethink how they communicate.
It may be time to reassess just how much 30-day readmission rates reflect hospital care quality, according to a new study.
UMCC violated patient 's rights and patient safety regulations when they discharged the woman in only her hospital gown.
The University of Pennsylvania sends caregivers into local communities to improve care and cut costs.
A brush with sepsis may make patients more likely to be readmitted to the hospital, according to a new study.
The current spotlight on post-acute care outcomes could set the stage for addressing postsurgical disparities, experts say.
Atlantic Health System's new approach to care for patients after hip and knee replacement surgery has led to cost savings.
Tweaks to day-to-day operations can drive quality improvements and overall efficiency, says the AAAHC Institute's Naomi Kuznets, Ph.D.
A global health initiative to respond to infectious disease epidemics may be cut back as funding for the program dwindles.