As a part of the federal mandate to reduce Medicare spending by reducing hospital readmission rates, many hospitals are taking creative means to give better services to patients. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey, has implemented a program where nurses visit high risk patients in the home within two days of discharge. Another focus of the program is to help patients understand when their health situation is becoming worse, in an effort to get them into the doctor sooner. Cultural differences are also being considered as part of the in the home, follow up care. To read more about this, click HERE.

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