Homeless Navigators Reduce Admissions

Hospitals have been able to reduce readmissions among the homeless population by the implemention of “homeless navigators”. These individuals have been able to find treatment for patients after discharge. These patients are sometimes referred to as...

Top 10 Most Expensive Inpatient Conditions

Septocemia released the top 10 most expensive inpatient conditions: Septicemia (except in labor)–$20.3 million Osteoarthritis–$14.8 million Complication of device, implant or graft–$12.9 million Liveborn–$12.4 million Acute myocardial...

Increased Hospital Admissions through ER

A study by RAND health found that hospital emergency rooms account for nearly half of all hospital admissions in the United States. ERs were also the source of growing admission rates between 2003 and 2009. The study supports a push to increase primary care visits and...