The Qualiteam blog

Readmission rates are a severe issue. Medicare reports that 18% of patients discharged from the hospital have a readmission within 30 days [1] and cardiac patients are consistently reported to have the highest rates. In a systemic review of 92 studies conducted in Europe, USA and Canada, Fredericks and DaSilva [2] found the readmission rate was 16% for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) patients.  Such high readmission rates have severe consequences for health care providers and health care costs. In the USA...