Lag & Leak: The Hidden Culprits in Hospital Readmissions

When a patient is discharged from the hospital, being readmitted is just about the last thing he or she wants.

Not only are readmissions stressful for patients and their family members, they increase the cost of care, and impact clinical outcomes and the patient experience.

While some readmissions can neither be anticipated, nor prevented, many are potentially avoidable with better care coordination and transitions.