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News: More patients need home health services after hospitalization

Case Management Weekly, April 6, 2011

The number of patients who needed home health care after a hospital stay increased by nearly 70% from 1997 to 2008, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

The number of patients discharged to their homes without additional care grew by less than 8% during the same period. AHRQ also found a 40% increase in the number of patients who left the hospital against medical advice between 1997 and 2008.

Source: AHRQ

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