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July 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jul2009, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p52
The article focuses on hospital-based programs in the U.S. that help lower readmissions of patients. It states that these programs aim to lower rehospitalization rates and costs. Boston Medical Center (BMC) in Massachusetts introduced in 2007 an interactive character which patients can use to review care plans upon discharge. Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia implemented the Better Outcomes for Older Adults Through Safe Transitions (BOOST) program and experienced a drop in readmissions.


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