Hospital Readmission Rates After Heart Failure

An experiment is being done testing to see whether or not there should be follow up consultations and checking almost immediately and consistently when a patient is released after suffer from a sort of heart failure. How high exactly are the readmission rates to hospitals and should Medicare cover immediate follow up consultations?

Not only do I feel they should, but I believe doing so would actually end up saving money? By having immediate and consistent consultation the chance of a patient’s readmission to a hospital for suffering more heart failure would go down drastically. Though it may be costly to cover the consultation checkups, the money saved on hospital bills from prevented readmissions could more than cover it.

The experiment hypothesizes and shows the same conclusion, that more checkup lower readmission rates. This would be a good practice not only for our health, but for the wallet of the country.

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