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Fewer hospital readmissions cited for area

Ellis Hospital, pictured in 2011, was 50 area health care providers who participated in a study of re-admission rates.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Ellis Hospital, pictured in 2011, was 50 area health care providers who participated in a study of re-admission rates.
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The Capital Region was featured in one of the world’s most esteemed medical journals Wednesday for its success in reducing readmission rates among its Medicare population. The secret to the region’s success? A quality improvement organization (or, because the health care industry loves its acronyms, a QIO). Hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies in the upper Capital Region — Schenectady, Saratoga, Rensselaer, Warren and Washington counties — that worked with a QIO showed nearly ...


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