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Scores Predict Readmission Likelihood
Health Leaders Media

Executives at hospitals getting socked with readmissions penalties up to 3% of their Medicare reimbursement may dream of a formula that accurately predicts which patients will return within 30 days, and which of those they can prevent.

But a team from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, collaborating with a team in Bern, Switzerland, is closer to making that dream come true for patients with medical illnesses, (but not for surgical patients).