…some hospitals may have focused more resources and efforts on reducing or avoiding readmissions than on prioritizing survival.
In addition, the HRRP may have pushed some physicians and institutions to increasingly treat patients who would have benefited from inpatient care in emergency departments or observation units…
Association of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program With Mortality Among Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized for Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction, and Pneumonia
JAMA Editorial: Unintended Harm Associated With the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
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