Did you know
- The overall cost of health care can be significantly reduced by making sure patients receive quality care that prevents them from having to return to the hospital within 30 days.
- The Center for Medicare and Medicaid is well aware of the problem and now penalizes hospitals for unacceptable readmission rates.
- Even renown hospital systems, like Mayo Health System with facilities in Fairmont and Austin, Minnesota are not immune to poor performance (see article below).
- Research increasingly points to a strong correlation between positive patient outcomes and nurse staffing.
by Christopher Snowbeck, Twin Cities Pioneer Press