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Statewide Effort Brings Together California Hospitals, Physician Organizations
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A statewide effort in California is bringing hospitals, physician organizations, and other health care providers together to reduce 30 and 90-day readmission rates by 30 percent by December 31, 2013. Known as ARC — “Avoid Readmissions Through Collaboration” — the initiative helps hospitals adopt evidence-based models and interventions known to reduce readmissions. “Avoidable hospital readmissions are a symptom of inefficiency and poor quality that result in millions of wasted health care dollars every year in California,” said Bruce Spurlock, MD, coordinator of the initiative and CEO of Convergence Health Consulting.