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|Title:||Policy Brief. Effect of Outpatient Visits and Discharge Destination on Potentially Preventable Readmissions for Congestive Heart Failure and Bacterial Pneumonia (March 2012)|
|Abstract:||This policy brief reviews factors that may increase or decrease potentially preventable readmissions (PPRs). It explores the relationship between PPRs and use of outpatient follow-up care, discharge destination, rural versus urban residence of the patient, and time to follow-up care in Medicare patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure and bacterial pneumonia in 2006–2007. The policy brief includes figures and references.|
|Size:||8 1/2" x 11"|
|Pub. Type:||Policy Brief|
|Author(s):||Marilyn G. Klug, Ph.D., Kyle Muus, Ph.D.|