Heart problems lead to readmission after THA

By Jennie McKee

Cardiac complications are most common reasons for early readmission

The current administration has announced plans to save $26 billion in the next 10 years by lowering Medicare reimbursement payments to hospitals that have high patient readmission rates. These financial ramifications—as well as an increased focus on quality of care issues—have spurred efforts to learn more about why some patients must return to the hospital.

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