Targeting the Correct Population When Designing Transitional Care Programs for Medicare Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure

JAMA Cardiol. 2017 Nov 1;2(11):1274-1275. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2017.3089.


This study uses data from a large academic medical center to estimate the accuracy of the criteria used by Medicare to represent the burden of hospitalizations for heart failure.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S.
  • Diagnosis-Related Groups
  • Female
  • Heart Failure / therapy*
  • Hospitalization*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medicare*
  • Patient Readmission*
  • Program Development
  • Quality Improvement*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Transitional Care / organization & administration*
  • United States