The relationship between hospital readmissions of medicare beneficiaries with chronic illnesses and home care nursing interventions

Home Healthc Nurse. 1996 Apr;14(4):303-9.


A retrospective audit of the charts of 62 Medicare patients with diagnoses of congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was conducted. Data that described marital status, number of visits made, number of hospital readmissions, and types of nursing interventions were collected. A significant relationship was found between certain nursing interventions and hospital readmissions.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Chronic Disease
  • Community Health Nursing / standards*
  • Female
  • Heart Failure / nursing*
  • Home Care Services / standards*
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Obstructive / nursing*
  • Male
  • Medicare*
  • Nursing Audit
  • Nursing Evaluation Research
  • Patient Readmission*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • United States