Readmissions, Observation, and Improving Hospital Care

from THCB at on February 26, 2016 at 08:16PM

By ASHISH JHA, MD Reducing Hospital Use Because hospitals are expensive and often cause harm, there has been a big focus on reducing hospital use.  This focus has been the underpinning for numerous policy interventions, most notable of which is the Affordable Care Act’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), which penalizes hospitals for higher than