Early follow-up may lead to lower heart-failure readmissions

05/4/2010 | USA Today

Hospital readmission rates for heart-failure patients could be lower if hospitals followed up with patients shortly after they are discharged, according to a study involving more than 30,000 Medicare patients at 252 hospitals. The study found patients who did receive a follow-up were almost 15% less likely to be readmitted soon after discharge.

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