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The Legend of the Avoidable Hospital Readmission Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 16:03

A Country Doctor Writes in a 10.3.15 post:
 
A long, long time ago, hospitals existed to admit patients when they were sick, treat them with medicines or surgery and good nursing care, and discharge them after they became well.
 
Hospital care was at one time a charity, which evolved into a nonprofit service, before it became a Very Big Business...
 
...Medicare is now forcing the hospitals to spend more money than they receive during each such hospitalization, and, through the penalties, Medicare is giving itself a rebate every time one of these chronically ill patients gets readmitted appropriately, weeks after any shortcomings in the initial care would have been compensated for by the follow-up care or the passage of time.
 
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Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015 14:22
 


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