Home Health Care News July 5, 2022
Patrick Filbin

A new study from researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center found that hospitals with a greater local supply of home health agencies were associated with increased readmissions.

One of the reasons readmission rates were higher in those areas may be due to frequent staffing changes and other interruptions in care, according to the study’s lead author.

“Some of this could be that different types of patients are discharged to home health versus other facilities,” Kevin Griffith, assistant professor with the department of health policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told Home Health Care News. “But one thing that has been noted in other research, as well as ours, is that in home health agencies, you’re more likely to have frequent...

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