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UCSF: Transition-to-home program cuts heart readmissions by 30%

A University of California, San Francisco, program aimed at helping hospitals transition patients to their homes reduced hospital readmissions of older heart failure patients by nearly a third, according to a UCSF press release last week. UCSF’s Heart Failure Program showed that only 16 percent of the hospital’s heart failure patients were readmitted within a month after discharge, down from 23 percent in 2006. The national average for 30-day readmission is 25 percent.