Prevent Readmissions With Nurse Intervention

September 30, 2011

Category: Nursing News

Changing reimbursement incentives are forcing hospitals to focus on preventing readmissions. Yet hospitals are stymied when patients fail to take their medications. Adding a home visit from a nurse soon after discharge may provide a beneficial and cost-effective option to keep the most complex patients out of the hospital.

Nurses routinely follow up with discharged patients by telephone to monitor their recovery and ask about medications, but that can be insufficient. Read More