16. Reported Diagnosis-specific Reasons for Avoidable Readmissions (co

Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

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Reported Diagnosis-specific Reasons for Avoidable Readmissions

  • Post-surgical Patients—
    • Surgeons not arranging for post-surgical primary care.
    • Inadequate teaching of the patient in caring for their body after surgery:
      • Incision care
      • Post-CABG [coronary artery bypass graft] patients, expecting to be pain free, seek readmission for angina.
  • Dialysis Patients—
    • A population that is very vulnerable to drug therapy changes during hospitalization.

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Current as of June 2009
Internet Citation: 16. Reported Diagnosis-specific Reasons for Avoidable Readmissions (co: Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/readmissions/readslide16.html