An evidence-based strategy for transitioning patients from the hospital to the community.
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.
Post Acute Services, Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, USA. Iwwatkins@novanthealth.org
SourceNorth Carolina medical journal 73:1 pg 48-50
MeSHActivities of Daily Living
Continuity of Patient Care
Home Care Services, Hospital-Based
Quality Indicators, Health Care
Pub Type(s)Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't