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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program: implications for pharmacy.

Boesen KAG, Leal S, Sheehan VC, et al. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2015;72:237-44.

Following health care reforms, hospitals may now receive lower Medicare reimbursements based on 30-day readmission rates. This commentary describes several successful programs aimed at reducing readmissions and reviews pharmacy engagement in these efforts, including tactics such as improved medication reconciliation and patient counseling.