A transitional care service for elderly chronic disease patients at risk of readmission.

@article{Brand2004ATC,
  title={A transitional care service for elderly chronic disease patients at risk of readmission.},
  author={Caroline Anne Brand and Catherine T. Jones and Adrian J Lowe and David A. Nielsen and Carol A. Roberts and Bellinda L King and Donald A. Campbell},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={275-84}
}
BACKGROUND Multiple hospital admissions, especially those related to chronic disease, represent a particular challenge to the acute health care sector in Australia. OBJECTIVE To determine whether a nurse-led chronic disease management model of transitional care reduced readmissions to acute care. DESIGN A quasi-experimental controlled trial. SETTING A large tertiary metropolitan teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS 166 general medical patients aged > or = 65 years with either a history of… CONTINUE READING