Post-acute home care and hospital readmission of elderly patients with congestive heart failure.

@article{Li2004PostacuteHC,
  title={Post-acute home care and hospital readmission of elderly patients with congestive heart failure.},
  author={Hong Li and Nancy L. Morrow-Howell and Enola Proctor},
  journal={Health & social work},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={
          275-85
        }
}
After inpatient hospitalization, many elderly patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) are discharged home and receive post-acute home care from informal (family) caregivers and formal service providers. Hospital readmission rates are high among elderly patients with CHF, and it is thought that use of informal and formal services may reduce hospital readmission during the post-acute period. Using proportional Cox regression analysis, the authors examined the independent and joint effects of… CONTINUE READING
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