Primary Care Based-Efforts To Reduce Hospital Readmissions
Potentially Preventable Readmissions: Conceptual Framework to Rethink the Role of Primary Care, a new AHRQ report, practices reducing preventable hospital readmissions by expanding primary care practices' engagement with specialty physicians, hospitals and other partners.
This approach shifts the current emphasis from hospital-based processes to one that increases primary care's role in timely and effective care coordination. Key changes outlined in the framework include allowing primary care to serve as the key integrator in the post-discharge process, handling post-discharge followup visits differently from a typical office visit, and using a team-based approach to ensure high-quality transitions.
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