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Hospital check-ins may slow heart failure readmissions
USA Today

Hospitals can slow the revolving door that shuttles heart failure patients back into bed within a month of going home by following up promptly to ensure patients get the right outpatient care, a study shows. On average, nearly 20% of the 1 million heart failure patients admitted to U.S. hospitals each year are readmitted within a month. Heart failure is the leading cause of those readmissions, which overall cost Medicare $17 billion every year and amount to 20% of all Medicare payments, government data show.