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Reducing the Readmission Burden of COPD: A Focused Review of Recent Interventions

Resource Type: Research Papers
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This review article analyzed 107 research studies published from 2010 to 2014 to identify trends in patient risk factors and determine the most effective interventions in longitudinal, acute and post-discharge care. Socioeconomic factors shown to be predictive of readmissions; combination inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)-long-acting beta-agonist (LABA), ipratropium/tiotropium, antibiotic and corticosteroid therapies; care coordination; emergency department care; pulmonary rehabilitation; medication reconciliation; telehealth; nurse-led programs and integrated care programs are all discussed.

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Citation: Irani AP, Hicks LS. Reducing the Readmission Burden of COPD: A Focused Review of Recent Interventions. Current Emergency and Hospital Medicine Reports. September 2014; 2(3). DOI: 10.1007/s40138-014-0050-x.
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  • A great article indentifying current summary of studies around Readmission interventions. A good foundation. Are any of these working for your organization?
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