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You can help reduce hospital readmissions by placing emphasis on continuity of care. Leverage the McKesson Readmissions Resource™, which provides valuable readmissions information in one place to help you improve your readmission rates and allow residents and patients to continue healing while in your care.
The McKesson Readmissions Resource offers robust clinical resources to help you address common disease states that can contribute to higher readmission rates. Access these resources to get product formulary recommendations and advice on clinical processes from our own Clinical Resource Team, and to learn about preventing, diagnosing and treating these disease states for better quality outcomes.
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Hospitalizations interfere with an elderly person’s daily living, but a hospital readmission can cause even greater disruption. Many times, the quality of life for an elderly patient can be affected when they return to the hospital, potentially putting their health at greater risk. The impact is equally substantial for post-acute care facilities and agencies as you start to bear the financial burden of hospital readmissions.
Failing to lower patient readmission rates can lead to:
In addition to clinical resources, the McKesson Readmissions Resource offers access to several business tools and services to help you tackle readmission rates. We’ve teamed with leading service providers to bring you discounts on solutions to improve the quality of care.
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