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Study validates HF readmission risk prediction model

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2016

A study in JAMA Cardiology validated the efficacy of a readmission risk prediction model for heart failure patients that includes socioeconomic factors, mental health, cognitive function and clinical measures. The study found the model had better discriminatory power than a claims-based model and was a good predictor of 30-day mortality and readmission. Healio (free registration) (04/25)


Leapfrog hands out 798 A's in safety grades to US hospitals

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2016

Hospital systems make volume-based pledge to ensure quality

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2016

Mass General boosts patient engagement with decision aids

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2016

Hospital culture of transparency facilitates change

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2016

A Closer Look at Accreditation

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2016

AFib Ablation Registry Launches

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2016

Proposed Medicare rules aim to simplify reimbursements, replace MU program

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2016

WHO endorses 6-step hand hygiene technique

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2016

CMS pilot program shows promise

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2016


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