Home case management reduces hospital visits: Hospital focuses on frail elderly patients

March 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;Mar2011, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p32
The article discusses how the Bridge Program, which offers home case management services to the frail elderly after discharge, initiated by the Dartmouth Hitchcock Regional Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, curbed emergency department visits and inpatient admissions. Also highlighted are the procedural facts pertaining to the program, including its purpose, staffing, patient eligibility, and the patient care regime followed by the team.


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