New study finds hospital readmissions following surgery are not tied to errors in care

A study from Northwestern Medicine® and the American College of Surgeons published today in JAMA suggests that penalizing hospitals for patient readmissions following surgery may be ineffective, and even counterproductive, for improving the quality of hospital care in America. The authors of the study, titled ‘Underlying Reasons Associated with Hospital Readmission Following Surgery in the United States,’ found that most surgical readmissions are not due to poor care coordination or mismanagement of known issues. —> Read More Here


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