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Weak Link Found Between Readmissions, Mortality
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Hospital and policy leaders who complain that federal penalties for higher 30-day readmissions may have the unintended consequence of leading to more patient deaths, or that liberal readmissions practices actually prevent mortality, are largely incorrect. That’s the conclusion from Yale University School of Medicine readmission expert Harlan Krumholz, MD, and colleagues, as reported in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association.