Re-admissions Prove Costly for Minnesota, U.S. Hospitals

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  • 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.

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by Christopher Snowbeck, Twin Cities Pioneer Press


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