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UCSF Medical Center Program Cuts Heart Failure Readmission Rate By 30 Percent
UCSF Today

UCSF Medical Center has reduced hospital readmissions for older heart failure patients by nearly a third, thanks to a program designed to identify ways for hospitals to improve patients’ transitions to their homes. Launched in 2008 with a $575,000 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, UCSF’s Heart Failure Program reduced both 30-day and 90-day readmissions for patients 65 and older by 30 percent.

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