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DeVore AD, Hammill BG, Hardy NC
Has public reporting of hospital readmission rates affected patient outcomes?: Analysis of Medicare claims data.
Following the implementation of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) public reporting, this study assessed trends of 30-day readmission rates and post-discharge care for patients discharged with acute myocardial infarction (MI), heart failure (HF), or pneumonia. It found that the release of the CMS public reporting of hospital readmission rates did not change 30-day readmission trends for MI, HF, or pneumonia, but it was associated with less hospital-based acute care for HF.
Citation: DeVore AD, Hammill BG, Hardy NC . Has public reporting of hospital readmission rates affected patient outcomes?: Analysis of Medicare claims data. J Am Coll Cardiol 2016 Mar 1;67(8):963-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.12.037.
Keywords: Public Reporting, Hospital Readmissions, Outcomes, Medicare, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research