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Transitional care interventions help reduce hospital readmission rates, new study shows

Transitional care interventions, which aim to improve care transitions for patients moving from the hospital to the home, help reduce hospital readmissions rates in the intermediate-term (31-180 days) and long-term (181-365 days) intervals after the discharge of a patient with chronic conditions, according to a study in the latest issue of Health Affairs.

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