Holiday Impact on Inpatient Admissions

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The winter holidays can often be disruptive to a patient’s continuity of care, particularly to patients living with chronic wounds who often require regular and consistent visits and/or procedures. While many may think that skipping a few visits or postponing care for a few weeks is harmless, analysis on claims data from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) suggests skipping visits increases the risk of being admitted into the hospital.