Transition program reduces readmissions, N.C. study shows

09/2/2013 | Reuters

A transitional care plan used by the North Carolina Medicaid program to help ensure patients are able to care for themselves at home reduced the risk of hospital 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 biggest difference for the sickest patients and led to one averted readmission for every three of these patients.

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