Hey Star Czars: Look Here

McKnight’s Long Term Care News is reporting that results released from two separate studies show that seniors who receive transitional care following a hospital discharge are far less likely to return to the inpatient setting. With hostpital re-admits a huge driver of medical utilization and under consideration for a new star rating measure, plans are wise to spend energy here.


One study, which followed 257 seniors, found that 12.8% of patients were readmitted after receiving follow-up visits in their homes, compared to over 20% for those receiving no care following a hospital discharge. A separate Baylor Health Care System Study found that readmission was 48% lower among 56 heart failure patients when transitional care was received.