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Readmissions May be Triggered by ‘Post-Hospital Syndrome’
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As hospital teams zealously work to prevent 30-day readmissions, they may not realize that sometimes what brings patients back into their hospitals is not what brought them there in the first place. Something else is going on. Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, Harlan Krumholz, MD, calls it “post-hospital syndrome, an acquired transient condition of generalized risk.”