Posted November 22, 2017 in Articles
Author: Gina Roberts-Grey
8 simple steps to ensuring a smooth transition home from the hospital and reducing the chances of readmission
Readmission to the hospital is a growing problem for America’s healthcare system. Data analyzed by Medicare says about 20 percent of the 35 million patients discharged from the U.S. health system return to the hospital within the 30 days 1.
Not having a strong and well-understood hospital to home care plan is one of the leading reasons patients find themselves returning to the hospital within days or weeks of discharge, and there are many easy-to-implement steps that can help prevent readmission.
Here are eight simple steps to preventing readmission for you or a loved one: