TITLE

Transition period: As reform changes set in, uncertainty and challenges are made clear

AUTHOR(S)
Umbdenstock, Richard
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;7/25/2011 Anniversary Issue, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the challenges that are made clear with the implementation of new rules in the U.S. healthcare industry in 2011. It says that the typical hospital patient will have multiple chronic medical conditions and will be older in the next few decades. The author adds that the first challenge for hospitals is to keep patients out of the hospital by making it easier for them to stay healthy. The hospitals' decision to educate patients about post-hospital needs is also discussed.
ACCESSION #
63542544

 

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