Most common adverse events linked to unplanned hospital readmissions

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Most Common Adverse Events Linked to Unplanned Hospital Readmissions

Medical errors are a major contributor to preventable readmissions and many result in reduced payments from Medicare. Quantros reviewed 90 days’ worth of adverse event data linked to initial hospitalizations for select conditions and found that skin integrity, admission/transfer/discharge, and medication events are among the most frequently reported adverse events associated with initial hospitalizations for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), elective hip or knee replacement, and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). The event data was reported in Safety Event Manager between 7/1/17 and 10/10/17.

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