11/12/2013

A Keystone Center report on efforts by Michigan hospitals to improve quality and safety showed estimated savings of $116 million from 2011 to 2012, mostly from reduced readmission rates. Officials said the 5% reduction in 30-day readmissions primarily was due to better care coordination and communication at patient discharge. Hospitals also reported lower infection rates and fewer cases of pressure ulcers.

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