In 2009 alone, the cost to taxpayers for unplanned re-admissions was more than $19 billion.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013
On June 20 & 27, 2013, co-hosts Brad Culp and Sam Grass, co-hosts of Business RadioX®'s Eugeria! Radio™, held a two-part discussion on helping prevent hospital re-admissions through care transitions.
Every person that has ever spent a day as an in-patient in a hospital has experienced a care transition. And every person that has stayed in a hospital in the last several years has seen changes in the way in-patient stays and discharges are handled. According to Culp, "One in six of Medicare beneficiaries discharged from a hospital were readmitted within thirty days during 2009, and more than a third were readmitted within 90 days. In 2009 alone, the cost to taxpayers for unplanned re-admissions was more than $19 billion."
The good news is that these unplanned readmissions can be drastically reduced by observing some fairly simple guidelines for post-discharge care. In the June 20 segment, hear Culp and Grass discuss Griswold Home Care’s approach to Care Transitions, and explore what other organizations are doing to help keep discharged patients safe and healthy in their own homes.
In the second installment of Care Transitions, Culp and Grass describe in more detail the steps Griswold Home Care is taking to help reduce re-admissions, including specific recommendations for each of the four diagnoses: Myocardial Infarction, Congestive Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
To learn more about Care Transitions, listen to the complete interview on Eugeria! Radio™.
About Eugeria! Radio™:
Eugeria! Radio™ is a weekly radio show on Business RadioX® celebrating those who have given their careers to serving seniors and disabled individuals to make their lives comfortable, meaningful and fulfilled. Eugeria is sponsored by Griswold Home Care and is hosted by Brad Culp, Sam Grass and Kevin Finn.
About Business RadioX® :
Business RadioX® provides a turnkey solution for business owners who want to leverage the power of internet radio to meet their best prospects, establish credibility for their organization and heighten the placement of their brand in search engines rankings. With a professional venue and a proven formula, Business RadioX® helps hosts podcast their shows and create a regular stream of dynamic content to share with their prospects and feed the search engines every week. Programs are recorded and streamed live to the internet from our studios in the greater Atlanta area. For more information or to hear a live show, visit: http://www.businessradiox.com.