TITLE

Hospital discharges to post-acute care on rise

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Jan2009, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) which states that the annual number of patients discharged from U.S. community hospitals to home health care rose 53% between 1997 and 2006, while the number discharged to long-term care and other facilities rose 30%. AHRQ states that the increases partly reflect the rising number of hospital patients who are acutely ill.
ACCESSION #
36135560

 

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