Briefs & Reports

Reducing Hospital Readmissions? Lessons from Top-Performing Hospitals

The Commonwealth Fund

Jennifer N. Edwards, DrPH
Sharon Silow-Carroll

Significant variability in 30-day readmission rates among U.S. hospitals suggests that some are more successful than others at providing safe, high-quality inpatient care and promoting smooth transitions to follow-up care. HMA conducted a series of case studies and developed an overview report that offer lessons from four hospitals with exceptionally low readmission rates.