Study: Patients With Caregivers More Likely to Be Readmitted

Hospital readmission is more likely among patients with caregivers, according to a study by CareCycle Solutions and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth reported in D Healthcare Daily.



A review of 7,500 patient records found that hospital readmissions were associated with patients with caregivers. The study suggested three reasons for this association, according to the report:

 

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•    Caregivers tend to return patients to the hospital if there is any sign of deterioration.
•    Patients with caregivers often don't need to move, which is important for chronically ill patients' recovery.
•    "Most homebound patients without caregivers have pets that give patients the motivation to avoid returning to the hospital," the report stated.


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Joint Commission Launches Readmission Reduction Consulting Service

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