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Hospital-SNF readmissions study results

Patient Access Weekly Advisor, December 23, 2009

The following article is an excerpt from HCPro’s resource for hospital case managers—www.CaseManagementMentor.com—a free blog dedicated to connecting hospital case managers to industry pacesetters, peers, and best practices.

Results of a nine-month HCPro transition-of-care study available now on CaseManagementMentor.com illustrate the efforts of hospitals and SNFs to improve transitions. The study authors interviewed representatives of 931 hospitals and SNFs, seeking to better understand:

  • The barriers affecting transitions between settings
  • The underlying causes of readmissions
  • The number of readmissions due to patient non-compliance
  • The frequency of medication changes for transitioning patients and the potential influence on readmissions
  • The community-based solutions hospitals and SNFs are piloting to create safer transitions, reduce readmissions

Download the report.

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