OT Potential Podcast | Occupational Therapy CEUs
OT Potential Podcast | Occupational Therapy CEUs
Sarah Lyon, OTR/L
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OT Reduces Hospital Readmissions! (And, in a Cost-Effective Way!)
14 minutes Posted May 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm.
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My first thought after I read this article was that I need to share it with our hospital’s CEO. This is exactly the kind of article that I want our administrators and leaders to be reading. 

My second thought was that every OT needs a copy of this article to display on their desk like an inspirational poster :-)

It’s that huge.

This is the largest (and most important, in my opinion) study we’ve examined so far in the Club. The authors analyzed data from 1,194,251 Medicare patients, and they found that OT was the only category of spending where higher investment led to lower readmission rates across three different diagnoses: heart failure, pneumonia, and acute myocardial infarction.

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Rogers, A. T., Bai, G., Lavin, R. A., & Anderson, G. F. (2016). Higher Hospital Spending on Occupational Therapy Is Associated With Lower Readmission Rates. Medical Care Research and Review, 74(6), 668–686. doi: 10.1177/1077558716666981

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