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Reducing Readmissions for the MI Patient with Early Access to Multidisciplinary Team Care
An acute myocardial infarction (MI) or heart attack occurs in approximately 735,000 Americans each year accounting for 1 in 4 deaths of all heart-related events. Hospital readmissions within the first 30 days of discharge occur in 11% of patients resulting in a mean cost of $22,000 per admission. While there is vulnerability among this population for readmission to the hospital there was no evidence that programs with timely access to care exist. This scholarly project addresses the question ofdoi:10.18130/v3b03j fatcat:2jkgfrewsfemldgjs2ebf25xg4