Not an add-on: Integration of post-acute essential in care of chronically ill patients

Diaz, Paul; Altman, William
July 2011
Modern Healthcare;7/25/2011 Anniversary Issue, p64
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The article discusses the need to recognize post-acute care as an essential element in the healthcare equation for the increasing number of chronically ill patients in the U.S. in 2011. It says that the high healthcare consumption of chronically ill patients with multiple co-morbidity can only be addressed through coordinated and targeted care before and after acute hospitalizations. The author adds that the healthcare sector is excited about the role of post-acute care in its future.


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