Is Medicare Fairly Penalizing Hospitals for 30-Day Readmissions?

The Hospitalist show

Summary: The social determinants of health are a root cause of readmissions in the most heavily readmitted patients, according to data analyzed in a recent study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. The lead author of that study, Marilyn Szekendi PhD, talks about the study, with Dr. Bradley Flansbaum weighing in on the difficulty of effecting a policy solution for a population without much political voice.