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Tips for Reducing Readmissions to the Hospital
Posted on August 15th, 20138/15/13 |
1 in 5 people diagnosed with chronic illnesses like heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or who have suffered heart attacks, pneumonia, or injuries from falls is rehospitalized. Hospital readmissions are often necessary because people need assistance with both the simple and complex care needs that these illnesses require or cannot accurately communicate her/his condition and symptoms to their caregivers or physicians. Fortunately, many of these returns trips can be prevented with an in-home care program that includes proper education and supervision.
How Can You and Your Family Help in Reducing Hospital Readmissions?
BrightStar Clinical Pathways(SM) is a time-limited, evidence-based, condition-specific care program focused on empowering the client to better manage her/his chronic illness through the active involvement and oversight of our RN BrightStar Clinical Pathway Coordinator and our specially trained care team in collaboration with the client’s primary care team, specialists, and other relevant healthcare team members. Click here to learn more.
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