Infographic: Reducing readmissions

The infographic of today is about reducing readmissions. As of October 2012, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services(CMS) penalizes hospitals for excess readmission rates. Some interesting facts:

  • The states with a readmission rate more then 19% are: Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts.
  • 11% of the readmissions are due to medication non-adherence at a cost of nearly $100 billion annually.
  • Survey opportunities to reduce readmissions: Disease Management and Medication Reconciliation.

When does government finance the implementation of these opportunities to reduce readmissions? Vitaphone has the solutions ready for worldwide installation!

Author: Indy Kavelaars @ Vitaphone Netherlands

Reducing readmissions-Infographic

Reducing readmissions-Infographic

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