The Research on Social Risk Factors and Hospital Readmissions
If your strategic decisions on population health rely heavily on evidence-based research, you may not like this infographic. Above is a summary of findings from over 35 research studies on the correlations between four social risk factors and hospital readmissions (from a recent study by the National Academies Press (NAP). Just as the results of applying the same readmission strategy can yield different results between one health system and another, study findings can also be inconsistent. If any lessons can be learned from this simplified research analysis, it’s that what has be proven for some, may not necessarily be repeated by others.
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