HEALTHBEAT: Medicare crackdown spurs innovative fixes to slow hospital readmissions epidemic

  • by: LAURAN NEERGAARD , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 11, 2013 - 8:21 AM

WASHINGTON - Michael Lee knew he was still in bad shape when he left the hospital five days after emergency heart surgery. But he was so eager to escape the constant prodding and the roommate's loud TV that he tuned out the nurses' care instructions.

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