Heart Attack Survivors Receiving Home Health Services Are 11% Less Likely to Be Re-Hospitalized

Patients who receive home health care after they suffer a heart attack are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the month following discharge, a new study from the American Heart Association (AHA) has found.

Research from the study was presented this past weekend at AHA’s annual Quality of Care & Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions event.

The overarching discovery was that home health care is a “vital” tool to safely transition patients out of the hospital after a heart attack.

The secondary discovery, however, was just as important: just a small portion of patients currently receive

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