The Interventional Models that Aim to Reduce the Rate of Hospital Readmission

Hasan Salih Suliman Al-Qudah .


Purpose: The general aim of this paper is to address the literature and various studies reviewing the interventions that aim to reduce the rate of hospital readmission globally. Methodology:1- Prevalence of Hospital Readmission: By addressing this situation in point of the USA, and due to lack of global statistics, a study conducted in the USA (2003-2004) reported about 19.6% of Medicare respondents were readmitted to the hospital in a period of 30 days after discharge.2-Factors that Affect the Readmission Rates: Many factors play an essential role in the readmission rate variations, some of them related to the patients themselves, other factors related to the healthcare systems, and others similar to the healthcare providers. Findings: The study has reached number of results most important of those results are; that all of the previously mentioned studies had relatively similar limitations, the largest one is the small targeted samples, and therefore the results will not be considered a significant or highly representative. It should be applied to a large scale of respondents, and as well as in many countries to implement any successful intervention. Implications: most of the available reports and studies were done in the USA, so that most of the mentioned studies were in the view of this country, which was primarily represented the global view. Originality: This present work point out the importance of re-admission to the hospital (re-admission)which is not medically planned, it is indeed a health problem that reflects a defect of health care systems application that are supposed to be compatible with the needs of patients, i.e. patients are the focus of their attention (patient-centred care). The patients Re-entry is a "bounced mail message" expresses failure to deliver good message to the community that the patient is healthy and able to stay outside the hospital.


Hospital Readmission, Healthcare, Healthcare Interventions, Public Health.

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