Earlier hospital discharge doesn't raise readmission, death rates

12/17/2012 | HealthDay News

Data from 129 VA hospitals over 14 years showed reductions in lengths of hospital stay corresponded with drops in the rates of readmission and death in the 30 days and 90 days after discharge. However, researchers reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine that when patients were discharged too soon, they faced a 6% increase in readmission risk each day following their early release.

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