Studies: Transitional Care Programs Could Improve Hospital Readmission Rates

Two studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggest transitional care programs could effectively reduce 30-day hospital readmission rates.

One study compared 30-day readmission rates between a control group and fee-for-service Medicare patients who received transitional care coaching. Results showed the group that received transitional coaching experienced a 12.8 percent 30-day readmission rate, compared to the group who did not receive coaching and experienced a 20 percent 30-day readmission rate.

 

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Similarly, another study conducted at Baylor Medical Center Garland showed a nurse-led transitional program reduce adjusted 30-day readmission rates by 48 percent, though the intervention had little impact on length of stay or 60-day readmission rates.

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