mardi 29 avril 2014

Medicare patients with dementia 20 percent more likely to be readmitted

A review of more than 25,000 admissions of Medicare beneficiaries to Rhode Island hospitals has found that patients with a documented diagnosis of dementia are nearly 20 percent more likely to be readmitted within 30 days than those without dementia. "Because dementia often goes undiagnosed, or is not documented in a patient's medical record, we believe that the current findings may underestimate readmission rates and risks in this population," the lead author noted. Medicare patients with dementia 20 percent more likely to be readmitted

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