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Happy medical results from efforts to cut readmissions

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Recent efforts to reduce hospital readmissions for common medical conditions have not led to an increase in death rates. In fact, they  may have led to a decrease in mortality rates, says  new study published in JAMA.

The steps that hospitals take to improve care coordination after discharge may explain the  results. Those strategies include better preparing patients and their families for discharge, more timely and frequent follow-ups and improved communication with outpatient providers.

To read the JAMA article, please hit this link.

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