Post-hospital clinic for older patients and their family caregivers
As a complementary service to our Geriatric Evaluation and Management Clinic, the geriatrics Post-Hospital Clinic (PHC) was recently established for prompt follow-up assessment and care of our geriatric patients and their caregivers after hospital discharge. This article describes the initial benefits of the PHC, which include early medical evaluation that prevented worsening of patient's condition, medication reconciliation that prevented adverse patient outcomes, referrals to community services that augmented delivery of care, and caregiver support and education that mitigated caregiver stress.
Hendrix, CC; Heflin, MT; Twersky, J; Knight, C; Payne, J; Bradford, JY; Schmader, KE
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