Category: Reducing Rehospitalization

Patient Care Settings: What’s right for me?

Location, location, location! Some would say that’s the motto for real estate; however, I think it’s the same for healthcare. Elderly individuals that need long term care must choose how and where they will spend their aging years. That choice isn’t easy, and it often depends on their well-being and family situation. As the elderly… Read more »

Medical Homes: How can they help transform the healthcare delivery system?

What is a medical home? It’s a care model that was first introduced by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 1967. The initial concept was designed to focus on medical and non-medical care for children with special health care needs. Over time, however, the definition of the medical home has evolved to reflect changing… Read more »

Best Practices for Preventing Re-hospitalization

“Hospitalizations account for nearly one-third of the total $2 trillion spent on health care in the United States.”[1] A significant fraction of these hospitalizations are re-hospitalizations occurring soon after discharge. Re-hospitalizations result in increased costs to the payer, and potential negative impacts on patients related to complications of being hospitalized. The most important point here… Read more »