Award Supports Study of Ways to Lower Repeat Hospitalizations

Award Supports Study of Ways to Lower Repeat Hospitalizations

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Award Supports Study of Ways to Lower Repeat Hospitalizations

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awarded $962,000 to a University of Buffalo researcher to develop risk models that help to improve patient care and lower hospital readmission rates for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). “Each year, 7.8 million hospital-discharged patients are readmitted, costing the United States $17 billion,” David Jacobs, PhD, said in a university press release. “High readmission rates are linked to several quality of care and patient safety factors,…

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