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New Care Continuum Partnerships
HealthLeaders Media

Despite a history that has included relationships at times friendly and beneficial, and at times antagonistic and costly, hospitals and skilled nursing homes are recognizing the need to develop new partnerships to improve care and control costs.

Though hospitals discharge one in five Medicare patients to these facilities, historically, they often don’t get along, sometimes blaming each other for lapses in care, incomplete or incorrect communication, premature discharges from hospital to nursing facility or nursing facilities to homes, and unreported infections such as C. diff.