Risk of adverse events changes over time following hospitalization

Readmissions and death after hospitalization are common. ¬†However, there no data on how the risk for these adverse events changes over time following hospitalization. ¬†In this study, the authors explored the absolute risk and changes in risk over time for readmission and mortality in the year following hospitalization for myocardial infarction (MI), pneumonia or heart […]

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30-day readmission frequent for heart failure and MI

In the United States, 30-day risk standardised readmission rates for heart failure (HF), acute myocardial infarction (MI), and pneumonia are now publicly reported. In order to better facilitate interventions targetted at reducing readmission rates, Dharmarajan et al. investigated readmission diagnoses and timings among Medicare beneficiaries readmitted within 30 days after hospitalisation for HF, MI, or […]

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