Hospital Readmission Case Study

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Patient Readmission Patient/hospital readmission has always been a major issue facing the healthcare system but recently in my unit, many patients are being readmitted as early the same day. In 2012, Social Security Act establish the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, which requires CMS to reduce payments to IPPS hospitals with excess readmissions, effective for discharges. (Center for Medicare and Medicaid) Readmission is defined as admission to a hospital within 30 days of discharge. I will use John Hopkins Nursing Evidence Based Practice Model to help decrease the rate of readmission. John Hopkins evidence base model has three core elements; these are practice question, evidence and translation.

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