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A new study shows the benefit of integrating caregivers into the discharge process for elderly patients: far fewer readmissions. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Health Policy found that hospitals that involved unpaid family members or caregivers in the discharge planning process had a 25% reduction in the risk of readmission. of elderly …

Incorporating informal caregivers into the discharge planning process for elderly patients could reduce hospital readmissions by about 25%, according to new analysis from the Health Policy Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. Caregivers are unpaid individuals who provide support for medical tasks and activities essential to the daily life and health of a person who …

Incorporating informal caregivers into the discharge planning process for elderly patients could reduce hospital readmissions by about 25%, according to new analysis from the Health Policy Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. Caregivers are unpaid individuals who provide support for medical tasks and activities essential to the daily life and health of a person who …