The impact of postdischarge telephonic follow-up on hospital readmissions.

@article{Harrison2011TheIO,
  title={The impact of postdischarge telephonic follow-up on hospital readmissions.},
  author={Patricia L. Harrison and Pamela A Hara and James E. Pope and M. Cherilyn Young and Elizabeth Y. Rula},
  journal={Population health management},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={
          27-32
        }
}
Abstract Recurrent hospitalizations are responsible for considerable health care spending, although prior studies have shown that a substantial proportion of readmissions are preventable through effective discharge planning and patient follow-up after the initial hospital visit. This retrospective cohort study was undertaken to determine whether telephonic outreach to ensure patient understanding of and adherence to discharge orders following a hospitalization is effective at reducing hospital… CONTINUE READING
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