Research Briefs

Date of this Version

3-11-2019

Abstract

In this study of more than 17 million Medicare hospitalizations between 2010 and 2016, patients discharged to home health care had a 5.6 percent higher 30-day readmission rate than similar patients discharged to a skilled nursing facility (SNF). There was no difference in mortality or functional outcomes between the two groups, but home health care was associated with an average savings of $4,514 in total Medicare payments in the 60 days after the first hospital admission.

Document Type

Brief

Number

50

License

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Keywords

Long-term care, skilled nursing facility, home health care

Citation For This Study

Werner, R.M., Coe, N.B., Qi, M, Konetzka, R.T. Patient Outcomes After Hospital Discharge to Home With Home Health Care vs to a Skilled Nursing Facility. JAMA Intern Med. DOI:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.7998

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Date Posted: 29 March 2019