Telephone follow-up as a primary care intervention for postdischarge outcomes improvement: a systematic review.

@article{Crocker2012TelephoneFA,
  title={Telephone follow-up as a primary care intervention for postdischarge outcomes improvement: a systematic review.},
  author={J. Benjamin Crocker and Jonathan T Crocker and Jeffrey L. Greenwald},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={125 9},
  pages={915-21}
}
OBJECTIVE Postdischarge telephone follow-up plays an integral part in transitional care efforts in many regions. We systematically reviewed the literature to evaluate the evidence regarding the impact of primary care-based telephone follow-up on postdischarge emergency department visits and hospital readmissions. METHODS We performed an electronic… CONTINUE READING