Do patients held for observation skew performance on quality measures?

Do patients held for observation skew performance on quality measures?

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Do patients held for observation skew performance on quality measures?

Just how much success have hospitals had in their efforts to prevent patients from returning soon after leaving? Perhaps not as much as reported, two physicians argue at the blog for health policy journal Health Affairs.

Why? Because Medicare patients who end up in hospital beds for observation technically do not count as repeat visitors.


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