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Hospital Returns High for Medicare Patients

The Sound of Ideas
Friday, September 4, 2009 at 9:00 am
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Infections, medical errors, poor communication and Medicare's reimbursement policies are turning hospitals into revolving doors.
Almost one fifth of all Medicare patients discharged are readmitted within a month. The cost to the taxpayer? About $15 Billion.
Friday morning at 9, join Regina Brett and guests to talk about changes needed to cut the readmission rate -- and what's preventing them.


Harlan Spector, Medical Reporter, The Plain Dealer
J.B. Silvers, Faculty Director of the Health Systems Management Center, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Jeffrey Greenwald, Hospitalist, Boston Medical Center and Co-Investigator for Project Boost & Project RED

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