A listing of research and resources highlighting the causes of avoidable hospital readmissions, case studies, and strategies to improve care transitions.

Our healthcare system suffers from a chronic malady—the revolving door syndrome at its hospitals. Some return hospital trips are predictable elements of a treatment plan. Others are unplanned but difficult to prevent: patients go home, new and unexpected problems arise, and they require an immediate trip back to the hospital. But many of these readmissions can and should be prevented.