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What can neurologists do to reduce rehospitalization rates?


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S. Andrew Josephson, MD, a professor and senior executive vice chair of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) department of neurology and director of UCSF's neurohospitalist program, discusses with Neurology Today Editor-in-chief Steven P. Ringel, MD, FAAN, and Associate Editor Robert G. Holloway Jr., MD, FAAN, two new new studies that track readmission rates among neurology patients in hospitals throughout the US. Dr. Josephson, an author of both studies, said: “There has been very little research in neurology looking at what the rates of readmission should be or are in our patient population. It's important to understand these expected rates and predictors of readmission in our patients so that when we're asked to demonstrate that we're doing a good job, we have a benchmark by which we can be measured.” Watch the video: Read the Neurology Today article: