Reducing readmissions is an important way to improve quality and lower health care spending. Hospitals are making significant progress; as reported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the national readmission rate fell to 17.5 percent in 2013, after holding steady at around 19 to 19.5 percent for many years.1 However, reducing readmissions is a complex undertaking because not all readmissions can or should be prevented; indeed, some are planned as part of sound clinical care.
In 2001, a Samaritan Health Services (SHS) physician, Dr. Richard Wopat, recognized the need to improve birth outcomes of high-risk pregnant women in the…
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Lawrence General Hospital joined with the city's leaders to launch “Healthy on the Block,” which partners with neighborhood convenience stores to offer fresh…
Detroit’s infant mortality rate has been among the highest in the nation for years.
The American Hospital Association, a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals, along with UnidosUS, the nat