Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


Public Health

First Advisor

Professor Susan Payne


Healthcare Industry, Health systems, Hospital readmissions, Muskie School of Public Service, USM Aging Initiative, Health and Wellness, Policy


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.



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