Wisconsin Hospitals Reduce Readmissions by 15%

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Wisconsin hospitals participating in a statewide, collaborative effort to reduce all-cause readmissions saw a 15 percent reduction, according to a report released by the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

The 72 participating hospitals followed outlined readmissions and care transitions interventions, including post-discharge phone follow-ups and timely transfer of discharge paperwork, and attended monthly webinars and conference calls to share best practices.

Readmissions fell from just under 9 percent in 2011 to almost 7.5 percent in October 2012.

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