Reducing conditions using case managers to follow patient

Reducing Readmissions in Pediatric
Patients with Chronic Respiratory Illnesses

Hospital
readmissions are costly to the health care system and lead to poor patient
outcomes.  In 2004, unplanned all-cause
readmissions cost Medicare $17.4 billion dollars. (Amin et al., 2014) In response to
the Affordable Care Act, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
proposed a change in reimbursement penalties for hospitals beginning Oct 1,
2012. (Amin et al., p. 255) Due
to these readmission penalties hospital has been trying to reduce

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