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...

Transitional Care Reduces Readmissions in NC

In 2008, North Carolina began a state wide initiative to prevent readmissions in high risk medicaid clients through transitional care. Results from this initiatve were released in a tudy which found that readmissions in the same year were reduced by 20% for patients....