Hospitals, LTAC and Hospice

Significant issues include: 

  • Financial penalties for preventable readmissions
  • Threat of lower reimbursements from government
  • High operating costs
  • Staff shortages
  • Public outcome reporting
  • Pressures from primary physicians
  • Information technology advancements
  • Patient safety and quality 
  • Decreased patient satisfaction
  • Care design and implementation for extremely ill patients