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Curbing hospital readmission vital, Connecticut making progress

Recent headlines about high readmission rates forcing 2,200 hospitals nationwide to forfeit Medicare funds for patients who are readmitted to hospitals raises the questions: Can hospital readmission rates be reduced? …

The individual and combined successes of Connecticut health care communities show that improved medical processes, transfer of critical information and standardized education leads to better health care outcomes, and that translates to healthier patients and families, and a health care system that is much more cost-effective.

Reducing preventable hospital readmissions should continue to be a national priority. However, the community care transitions work in Connecticut is a harbinger of hope. We can be proud and optimistic that Connecticut is taking a proactive stance to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions in all communities statewide. This is not a challenge that can be fixed overnight, but real progress has been made.

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