Post Originals  ·   December 19, 2011

The revolving door of readmissions

- Hospitals with frequent instances of patients returning for potentially avoidable readmissions face new Medicare penalties, and hospitals serving large numbers of poor patients are expected to be disproportionately affected. Ralph Rust's decade-long struggle to stay out of hospitals shows the complex factors that cause patients to be readmitted frequently. ()

- Hospitals with frequent instances of patients returning for potentially avoidable readmissions face new Medicare penalties, and hospitals serving large numbers of poor patients are expected to be disproportionately affected. Ralph Rust's decade-long struggle to stay out of hospitals shows the complex factors that cause patients to be readmitted frequently. ()

The revolving door of readmissions

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