30 Day Readmissions Cause for Concern?. S Finney, S Nandhra, G Urwin , KC Chan, V Hanchanale , MJ Stower , JR Wilson. Aims of Presentation. The 30 day rule; its dreams and aspirations The audit and Methods Results Implications and conclusions Response. What is the 30 Day Rule?.
S Finney, S Nandhra, G Urwin, KC Chan, V Hanchanale, MJ Stower, JR Wilson
Hospitals to face financial penalties for readmissions
By Michelle Roberts Health reporter, BBC News
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley:
"This promises to be a much better system”
Hospitals will face financial penalties if patients are readmitted as an emergency within 30 days of being discharged, under government plans. The scheme was unveiled on Tuesday by Andrew Lansley, in his first major speech as the new health secretary. Hospitals in England will be paid for initial treatment but not paid again if a patient is brought back in with a related problem, he said. It has been argued that patients are being discharged early to free up beds.