Reducing Readmission Rates: Evidence from a Large Intervention in Israel Academic Article uri icon


  • Starting 2012, the largest Israeli HMO has initiated a program to reduce hospital readmission rates. For all admitted patients aged 65 and older, readmission risk was predicted using prior healthcare utilization and provided upon admission to care continuity nurses, which allowed them to prioritize resources toward patients with high risk of being readmitted.

publication date

  • November 16, 2017