Transitions of Care and Rehabilitation After Fragility Fractures.
Clin Geriatr Med. 2014 May;30(2):303-315
Authors: Eslami M, Tran HP
Transitions in care are a vulnerable time period for patients during which unintended errors may occur. This article discusses potential risks that could occur during care transitions, suggested improvements, and the transition from hospital to skilled nursing facilities for patients needing rehabilitation after their discharge from the hospital. Different rehabilitation settings and their reimbursement are reviewed. Common potential medical conditions arising in patients undergoing rehabilitation, rehabilitation goals, and secondary prevention also are discussed.
PMID: 24721370 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]