Transitional Care May Cut Hospital Readmission Rate

18 Aug 2011

Two studies recently concluded that older patients who participate in transitional care programs after initial discharge from hospital are significantly less likely to be readmitted.  One study indicated that patients who participate in a transitional care program were in fact 48% less likely to require hospital readmission than counterparts who chose against participation in such programs.  These studies underscore the importance of a holistic approach to medical intervention, and the necessity to bridge gaps between care settings in order to achieve robust, cost-effective, and efficient care.

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