Study identifies strategies that reduce early hospital readmissions

A Mayo Clinic review of 47 studies found that 30-day readmissions can be reduced by almost 20 percent when specific efforts are taken to prevent them. Key among these are interventions to help patients deal with the work passed on to them at discharge.
‘Reducing early hospital readmissions is a policy priority aimed at improving quality of care and lowering costs,’ says Aaron Leppin, M.D., a research associate in Mayo Clinic