Reducing hospital readmissions is a priority for health care providers and affects Medicare reimbursement. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a significant difference in readmission rates from long-term care facilities to hospitals with the implementation of a training program for long-term care nurses. The main findings revealed that the training did not significantly affect hospital readmissions; however, the organization saw a significant decrease in hospital readmissions after 24 months of data collection.
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Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, Normal.
Correspondence: Mary J. Dyck, PhD, RN, LNHA, Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, Campus Box 5815, Normal, IL 61790 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Accepted for publication: December 26, 2014
Published ahead of print: February 2, 2015