Transition program curbs readmissions, N.C. study shows

09/2/2013 | Reuters

A transitional care plan used by the North Carolina Medicaid program to help ensure patients discharged from the hospital are able to care for themselves at home reduced the risk of readmission by 20% when compared with a usual care group, according to a study in Health Affairs. Researchers said the transitional care program made the greatest difference for the sickest patients and led to one averted readmission for every three of these patients.

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