In this population based study of >3,000 patients admitted with incident AMI, 19% were readmitted within 30 days, but only 43% of the readmissions were related to the AMI. Ongoing efforts to categorize and reduce readmission rates are needed, as over half in this study were unrelated to the incident admission (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.