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Transitional Care

Mark Fritz

Filling the continuum of care gap in the COVID-19 era

Since the pandemic began, one thing has become abundantly apparent: There is a gap in the continuum of care for our nation’s most vulnerable patients.  All too often, medically complex patients aren’t ready to return to their home or living facility when Medicare or private insurance will no longer cover their hospital stay. This problem…

Neil Gulsvig

Aligning patient expectations to improve transition outcomes

It is critical for short-stay providers to take a close look at what can be done to ensure successful management of patient transitions, from admission to discharge and beyond. To minimize post-transition failures, short stay providers need to direct their attention toward implementing patient-centered care practices that examine the patient’s expectations for recovery and ensure they align with reasonable and realistic outcomes.

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