Northwestern Memorial Hospital Reduces Readmissions
Northwestern Memorial Hospital was featured as one of only seven academic medical centers posting significant changes in 30-day readmission rates following a non-surgical discharge in a new report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project, which tracks variations in medical care across the U.S.
Northwestern posted the biggest decrease in readmission rates among academic centers, from 19.9 percent to 16.7 percent.
According to Dr. Gary Noskin, chief of staff at NMH and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease, the improvement is a result of clear discharge directions to the patient and follow-up after patients leave the hospital.
To read the full report, click here.
To read an article in the Wall Street Journal on the topic, click here.