Patient flow takes on new importance

August 2010
Patient Education Management;Aug2010, Vol. 17 Issue 8, p91
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the duration issue of the patients' length of stay and continuum of care in several hospitals in the U.S. Teresa Fugate, Covenant Health System's vice president of case management services, denotes the limited resources in hospitals and the expensiveness of charges and cites the ailing condition of reimbursement. Fugate also notes the losses encountered by hospitals due to the patients' prolonged length of stay.


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