Community health assistance may boost outcomes in poorer patients

02/10/2014 | HealthDay News

Lower-income patients who received assistance from community health workers were more likely to obtain needed follow-up and had lower odds of 30-day readmission compared with the control group who received usual care, a study in JAMA Internal Medicine found. However, researchers did not observe differences in physical health, patient satisfaction or drug adherence between the two groups.

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