Transitional Care of Older Adults Hospitalized with Heart Failure: A Randomized, Controlled Trial; Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 52:675–684, 2004

Comprehensive Discharge Planning With Postdischarge Support for Older Patients With Congestive Heart Failure; JAMA. 2004;291:1358-1367
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The Patient Education Forum: Transitional Care—Eric Coleman
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Transitional Care of Older Adults Hospitalized with Heart Failure: A Randomized, Controlled Trial; Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 52:675–684, 2004

A comprehensive transitional care intervention for elders hospitalized with heart failure increased the length of time between hospital discharge and readmission or death, reduced total number of rehospitalizations, and decreased healthcare costs, thus demonstrating great promise for improving clinical and economic outcomes.

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