Study links hospital teaching intensity to readmissions

06/27/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Data from 2,418 hospitals show increased teaching intensity as measured by resident-to-bed ratios raises readmission rates, especially at safety-net facilities, Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers reported in Medical Care. The quality-of-care measures for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia were similar for all hospitals, the study found.

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