Hospital Readmissions - Part 1: Revolving Door Syndrome (NL0314A)

Author(s): Newsletter

Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CRRN, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP

Credit Hours: 6

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage.

Course Overview


  • Article 1: Hospital Readmissions - Part 1: The Revolving Door Syndrome
    • Introduction

  • Article 2: After Hospitalization: A Dartmouth Atlas Report on Readmissions Among Medicare Beneficiaries
    • Section Overview
      • Why are patients readmitted to the hospital?
    • Findings
    • Making Fair Comparisons Across Regions and Hospitals
      • What factors beyond discharge planning and care coordination cause hospital readmissions?
      • Variation in 30-day readmission rates across academic medical centers
      • Trends in 30-day readmission rates
      • Trends in 30-day readmission rates at academic medical centers
    • Summing up: What have we learned and how can we improve care?
    • Methods
      • Study population
      • Cohort definition
      • Cohort index hospitalization
      • Outcome measures

  • Article 3: Hospital Readmissions from the Inside Out: Stories from Patients and Healthcare Providers
    • Section Overview
      • Patients
      • Health Care Providers
    • Findings
      • Patient Perspectives
    • A Patient's Story: Lincoln - Readmitted for Pneumonia
    • A Patient's Story: Barbara - Readmitted for High Blood Sugar
    • A Patient's Story: Eric - Readmitted for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • A Patient's Story: David - Readmitted for a Pulmonary Shutdown
    • A Provider's Story: Glen - Internal Medicine, Outpatient Hospital Clinic, New York
    • Appendix: Profile of Participants

Course Objectives

  1. Explain how care transitions impact avoidable and unavoidable readmissions

  2. Discuss the methods used by hospitals, community-based clinicians, and allied health care professionals to keep Medicare beneficiaries from returning to the hospital.

  3. Explain the multiple reasons why Medicare beneficiaries end up back in the hospital within 30 days of hospital discharge.

  4. Explain multiple reasons for higher readmission rates across certain regions and hospitals.

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