• Medicare cuts payments to nursing homes whose patients keep ending up in hospital

    5 monthes ago - By News Medical

    The federal government has taken a new step to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions of nursing home patients by lowering a year's worth of payments to nearly 11,000 nursing homes. It gave bonuses to nearly 4,000 others.
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  • Specialist program reduces hospital readmissions in bipolar disorder

    5 monthes ago - By Healio

    After completing the specialist program OPTIMA at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in the U.K., patients with bipolar disorder were significantly less likely to be readmitted to hospital, according to study findings.
    “The period immediately following hospital admission for mania or bipolar depression is an important opportunity to optimize treatment and to prevent episode recurrence,” Karine Macritchie, MD, from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and colleagues wrote. “OPTIMA's core program aims to consolidate recovery for people with bipolar
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