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Patient Engagement

Neil Gulsvig

Why patient-centered education creates successful transitions

Virginia, an 87-year-old widow, was admitted to your short-stay facility after hospitalization for angina related to coronary artery disease. Just before discharge, her doctor ordered transdermal nitroglycerin to prevent angina. The nurse at your organization explained to her she should apply a nitro patch every morning after she got home. Do you know where this is going?

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