An Experiment On Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Essay

1050 WordsOct 5, 20165 Pages
An effort to reduce 30 day readmission rates in COPD patients! Pasha, A (JCF note: add your other authors here) Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Providence-Providence Park hospital Introduction Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ranks 4th among the most costly hospital readmissions, with the rate of readmission for Medicare beneficiaries at 20% within 30 days post-discharge nationally from July 2014 to June 2015 (JCF note: Put reference numbers at the end of sentences; otherwise the reader does not know which sentences or data belong to which reference). Medicare beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions, including COPD and asthma, accounted for almost 98% of all hospital readmissions in 2010 at a cost of $300 billion, according to an analysis of Medicare claims data (reference?). Approximately 20% of COPD patients are responsible for 80% of readmissions (reference?). The readmission rates at Providence – Providence Park hospital for July 2014 to June 2015 was 19.5 % (JCF note: are you distinguishing between the Southfield and Novi locations or lumping both sites together?)which is at the national average of 20%. The readmission rate was 21.9% for the prior 12 month period. There are many challenges in reducing readmissions in COPD patients is manifold. The factors that determine frequent readmissions are poorly understood as well. Despite many studies looking into this subject, no single intervention has proven to be very
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