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PATIENT READMISSION: Home visits help post-discharge

Adult patients discharged from hospitals in the Cleveland Clinic Health System who were thought to be at high risk of readmission were studied. These patients were offered different combination of home visits made by advanced practice nurses and/or paramedics. No significant difference was found with 90-day readmissions, 180-day readmissions, emergency visits or patient mortality, but the 30-day readmission rate was lower in the study group compared to a matched group that did not receive the home visits.

Source: Anita D. Misra-Hebert, and others. “Healthcare utilization and patient and provider experience with a home visit program for patients discharged from the hospital at high risk for readmission.” Healthcare 9(1) (Mar. 2021). Full text free here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213076420301172

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