This comprehensive systematic review found that no single intervention implemented alone was associated with a reduction in 30 day readmission rates. Like many published QI interventions, most programs have implemented “bundles” of interventions, making the “special sauce” to reducing readmissions continually elusive (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.