Medicare targets re-hospitalizations of nursing home patients Medicare targets re-hospitalizations of nursing home patients
One in 5 Medicare patients sent from the hospital to a nursing home boomerangs back within 30 days, often for potentially preventable conditions such... Medicare targets re-hospitalizations of nursing home patients

One in 5 Medicare patients sent from the hospital to a nursing home boomerangs back within 30 days, often for potentially preventable conditions such as dehydration, infections and medication errors, federal records show. Such re-hospitalizations occur 27 percent more frequently than for the Medicare population at large.


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