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Better Transitions of Care Can Decrease Likelihood of Hospital Readmissions


Hospital discharge after serious conditions are rife with potential for complication and confusion. Patients are often loaded with details that can be difficult to understand and process when dealing with the weight of surviving a heart attack. A new study of patients who experienced acute myocardial infarction shows that consistent discharge education and hand-off to non-hospital physicians can decrease the likelihood of premature return to the hospital after discharge by 48 percent. more

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