Reining in Avoidable ReadmissionsHospitals and Health Networks, Feb 2011 issue
The Affordable Care Act sets penalties for hospitals with higher-than-average rates of avoidable readmissions. Here's
a primer on the problem and tools to help tackle it.
As part of the STAAR initiative, hospitals in four states, including Massachusetts
, began using a worksheet in January to track their five most recent rehospitalizations.)