An evidence-based strategy for transitioning patients from the hospital to the community.
N C Med J. 2012 Jan-Feb;73(1):48-50
Authors: Watkins L
Improving transitional care from hospital to home requires comprehensive and highly coordinated intervention during the immediate days following discharge. The Hospital to Home Program addresses both medical and social needs, prevents unnecessary readmissions, promotes improvements in patient perceptions of physical and mental health, and results in excellent patient satisfaction.
PMID: 22619855 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]