NYTimes story on #readmission prevention coaches features Rhode Island program

From the NY Times New Old Age Column: The transitions coach ducks into your mother’s hospital room for a brief introduction before she’s discharged. The coach explains that her job is to help keep patients safe at home and asks if she can call to set up a home visit. Health researchers know that transitions … Continue reading NYTimes story on #readmission prevention coaches features Rhode Island program

Readmission penalties in Massachusetts hit teaching hospitals

Medscape reports on a JAMA article looking at readmission rates: Ninety-five-bed Falmouth (Massachusetts) Hospital on Cape Cod doesn't have the national reputation of Massachusetts General Hospital, 77 miles to the north in Boston. But the small hospital bests the big teaching hospital in the big city on this point — it's not getting penalized by … Continue reading Readmission penalties in Massachusetts hit teaching hospitals