January 19, 2011
Short hospital stays, rehospitalizations and transitions among health care settings have become increasingly common. Financial policy changes should be implemented to incentivize longer hospital stays and better-coordinated post-discharge care.
January 1, 2010
Little research documenting the frequency and costs of rehospitalization has been published and little is known about the underlying nature of these rehospitalizations or how they vary geographically. This paper looks at these issues and attempts to fill that gap.