• GAPNA 2020 National President Deborah Dunn, EdD, MSN, GNP-BC, ACNS-BC, GS-C interviews Dr. Ron Billano Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC about providing home-based primary care during COVID 19.

    "Facing Forward: Providing Home-based Primary Care during COVID 19"


    View the Video

  • GAPNA 40th AnniversaryGAPNA’s anniversary theme “Preserve the Past, Enhance the Present, and Secure the Future,” reflects our shared vision for gerontological advanced practice nursing.

     

    Learn How You Can Help

  • GAPNA Exchange

       

    GAPNA Exchange is a private, secure community for members to share ideas, ask questions, lend expertise, and network with peers.

    It features both an Open Forum discussion area along with smaller, segmented communities.

    Interact with GAPNA members wherever and whenever!

    Go to GAPNA Exchange

  • CoronaCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

    In an effort to support our members with the most updated information on COVID-19 we developed this resource page to easily access current CDC information and other resources to assist you professionally and personally.

    We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available and welcome your input as we navigate through this situation. As health care professionals it is our job to educate our patients and families on prevention and the what to do if someone is symptomatic.

    View resources

     

Characteristics Associated With Hospital Readmissions Identified

Three-quarters of patients readmitted to a hospital after being discharged return to the same hospital, according to a new AHRQ-funded study.

Patients admitted for orthopedic conditions and patients who entered the hospital through the emergency department were the most likely to have a same-hospital readmission.

Regarding readmissions overall, the highest rates were found in patients aged 65-84, though patients 45-64 who underwent spinal fusion had similar readmission rates.

The condition most commonly associated with readmission was heart failure, and the conditions for which a readmission was least likely were hip and knee arthroplasty.

Women made up a larger portion of readmissions across all conditions, except for heart attack.

To learn more, see Henke et al. (2015). Patient factors contributing to variation in same-hospital readmission rate. Medical Care Research and Review, 72(3), 338-358. doi: 10.1177/1077558715577478

Related Topic 1: 

GAPNA Newsletter Issue: 

VIEW ALL ARTICLES: