Poor U.S. hospitals likeliest to pay readmission fine

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mcgerm wrote:

When my mother was in her last year with congestive heart failure we as a family made a conscious decision to let her return again and again to the local hospital. It was what she preferred rather than a nursing home or being relocated 700 miles away from her hometown so one of us kids could take care of her.

Jan 22, 2013 8:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
elisevil wrote:

It’s similar to our school systems. Wealthier neighborhoods have higher successs rates because the kids are better prepared before entering the schools and have smaller classes with more credentialed and experienced teachers. The poorer schools have kids that are more poorly fed, get less academic encouragement from their families, and live in neighborhoods where it’s clear that future prospects are low. Then our society blames the teachers for everything like our government will blame the hospitals for failing their patients.

Jan 23, 2013 1:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
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