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Readmission tracking software generates confusing results in BMJ study
Modern Healthcare

A software widely used by U.S. hospitals to help flag patient cases that could result in preventable readmissions may only generate confusing results.

Instead of reflecting poorer quality, care was surprisingly better among those cases flagged by 3M software as being “potentially preventable,” concluded Boston University researchers in findings published Monday in the BMJ Quality and Safety, a journal of the British Medical Association.