Date of Award

6-26-2013

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Department

Public Health

First Advisor

Professor Susan Payne

Keywords

Healthcare Industry, Health systems, Hospiatl readmissions

Abstract

As the healthcare industry transitions toward accountable care and payment reform, creative approaches to healthcare is imperative. Poorly coordinated care and shorter hospital stays have resulted in higher rates of readmissions. This has large implications for hospitals and health systems.