In this large cohort of Medicare fee-for-service patients, 3o days readmits for CHF, AMI, and PNA were 25%, 20%, and 18%, respectively; the readmission was related to the same condition in 35%, 10% and 22% respectively for the 3 conditions, and ~2/3 of the readmissions occurred in the first 15 days. This further characterizes the risk and patterns of readmissions for patients with CHF, AMI, and PNA (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.