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Readmission decline may be linked to lower mortality in acute MI, HF, pneumonia

Readmission decline may be linked to lower mortality in acute MI, HF, pneumonia
July 18, 2017

Read the Perspective from Matthew T. Roe, MD, MHS

The decrease in 30-day readmissions in Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with acute MI, HF and pneumonia was associated with a decrease in 30-day mortality rates after discharge, according to a study published in JAMA.

Kumar Dharmarajan, MD, MBA, assistant professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine and faculty at the Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, and colleagues analyzed data from patients aged at least 65 years who were hospitalized with acute MI, HF or pneumonia from 2008 to 2014. All-cause readmissions were included in this retrospective review.

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