Written by: Center for Care Innovations

Although not every admission is preventable, a number of strategies can be implemented to lower preventable readmission rates.

San Joaquin General Hospital is now using registered nurses as “transition coaches” to try to improve care transitions from hospital to primary provider. With visits from the coach before and after leaving the hospital and user-friendly discharge instructions, we may be able to reduce many of the common causes of readmission.

Click below to download a brief explaining the transition coaches concept.

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