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Readmissions Prevention Begins at Admission
Health Leaders Media

Too often, hospital-based care teams start to develop a plan for readmissions as part of the traditional discharge process. Maybe a patient navigator is brought in or the education nurses are consulted, often in the last hours of what has likely been a prolonged inpatient stay. It’s just not the best time to start planning for an effective transition of care, says Greg Johnson, DO, chief medical officer of Parkview Health based in Fort Wayne, Ind.