22. Mathematica Study: Key Components of Effective Transitional Care

Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

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Mathematica Study: Key Components of Effective Transitional Care

  • Patients first engaged while hospitalized.
  • Followed intensively post-discharge.
  • Receive comprehensive post-discharge instructions on medications, self-care, and symptom recognition and management.
  • Patients reminded/encouraged to keep follow-up physician appointments.

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Current as of June 2009
Internet Citation: 22. Mathematica Study: Key Components of Effective Transitional Care: Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/readmissions/readslide22.html