A primary care physician's ideal transitions of care--where's the evidence?

@article{Tang2013APC,
  title={A primary care physician's ideal transitions of care--where's the evidence?},
  author={Ning Tang},
  journal={Journal of hospital medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={8 8},
  pages={472-7}
}
Reducing hospital readmissions is a national healthcare priority. Most of the interventions to reduce hospital readmission have been concentrated in the inpatient setting. However, there is increasing attention placed on the role of primary care physicians (PCPs) in improving the transition from hospital to home. In this article, a primary care physician's perspective of how inpatient and outpatient providers can partner to create the ideal care transition is described. Seven steps that occur… CONTINUE READING