Patient discharge from the hospital can be a joyful and overwhelming moment for patients, but this is not true with all patients. For example, some patients feel anxious and stressed after they get a discharge from the hospital, especially the older people. One reason is that they are worried about their care after discharge. Increased hospital admissions and re-admissions constitute a significant source of pressure on healthcare sources.
However, specific measures can help in reducing hospitalizations. These include case management, observation units for assessing acute conditions and establishing the provision of home health care. Research shows that providing a home visit to high-risk patients with complex needs following the discharge was effective at reducing re-admissions.
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But inadequacies in current payer/provider communication often disrupt the flow of timely care and lead to unnecessary hospital readmissions and poor outcomes. With real-time admission, discharge, and …
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