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Mitchell SE, Martin JM, Krizman K
Design and rationale for a randomized controlled trial to reduce readmissions among patients with depressive symptoms.
This study aims to examine the effectiveness of RED-D, a modified brief Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) protocol delivered as a post-discharge extension of the Re-Engineered Discharge (RED), in reducing 30-day readmissions rates and emergency department use as well as depressive symptoms for medical patients with comorbid depressive symptoms.
Citation: Mitchell SE, Martin JM, Krizman K . Design and rationale for a randomized controlled trial to reduce readmissions among patients with depressive symptoms. Contemp Clin Trials 2015 Nov;45(Pt B):151-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.08.016.
Keywords: Depression, Emergency Department, Hospital Discharge, Hospital Readmissions, Behavioral Health
Albrecht JS, Gruber-Baldini AL, Hirshon JM
Depressive symptoms and hospital readmission in older adults.
The purpose of this study was to quantify the risk of 30-day unplanned hospital readmission in adults aged 65 and older with depressive symptoms. The investigators concluded that, although not associated with hospital readmission, depressive symptoms were associated with other poor outcomes and may be underdiagnosed in hospitalized older adults. They asserted that hospitals interested in reducing readmission should focus on older adults with more comorbid illness and recent hospitalizations.
Citation: Albrecht JS, Gruber-Baldini AL, Hirshon JM . Depressive symptoms and hospital readmission in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2014 Mar;62(3):495-9. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12686..
Keywords: Depression, Elderly, Emergency Department, Hospital Readmissions, Risk