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SNF Nurse Practitioner-Led Medication Reconciliation Reduces Hospital Readmissions By 29.7%
Nurse practitioner-led medication reconciliation of those being admitted to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) reduced hospital readmissions within 30 days by about 29.7%. The hospital readmission rate was 19.2% prior to nurse practitioner-led medication reconciliation, and 13.5% following the reconciliation efforts. The national average hospital readmission rate is 21.1%.
SNFs are penalized for hospital readmissions within 30 days, and medication errors often precipitate hospital returns. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandates that health care professionals must determine whether medications pose significant risks and implement corrective actions.
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