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Readmission Rates Stubborn, Even Among Best Hospitals
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A study from researchers at Yale University found that hospitals taking part in a national program to reduce preventable 30-day readmissions for cardiac patients are taking a more pro-active approach to following protocols designed to reduce readmissions.

And though the results of the follow-up study showed “statistically significant changes of substantial magnitude in several specific strategies,” it also showed there was “no significant change” in a number of key areas including collaboration with a patient’s primary care physician after they’ve been discharged.