Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Association Between Outpatient Visits Following Hospital Discharge and Readmissions Among Medicare Beneficiaries with Atrial Fibrillation and Other Chronic Conditions


Author Info

  • Mai Hubbard
  • Sloane Frost
  • Kimberly Siu
  • Nicole Quon
  • Dominick Esposito
Registered author(s):


    A retrospective analysis of Medicare claims data examined the relationship between outpatient visits within 14 days after hospital discharge and readmission for beneficiaries with atrial fibrillation or other chronic conditions. About half of those beneficiaries with a hospitalization had an outpatient visit within 14 days of discharge. Readmission rates were 11 to 24 percent lower for beneficiaries with an outpatient visit than for those without one. These findings suggest that follow-up care shortly after discharge may lower readmissions for patients with atrial fibrillation or other chronic conditions.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 7872.

    as in new window
    Length: 7
    Date of creation: 29 Jul 2013
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:7872

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Mathematica Policy Research P.O. Box 2393 Princeton, NJ 08543-2393 Attn: Communications
    Fax: (609) 799-0005
    Web page:
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: Care Transitions; Quality of Care; Follow-up Visits; Readmissions; Atrial Fibrillation;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:


    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.



    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


    Access and download statistics


    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:7872. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Joanne Pfleiderer) or (Joanne Lustig).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.