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Hospital Penalties for Readmissions Make New Transitional Care Models Imperative

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
February 2, 2012

The Chicago Tribune's January 30th article  on the possibility of hospitals facing substantial financial penalties for high patient readmission rates - and the impact on low income patients - reaffirms the need for new transitional care models.

The Bridge Program - developed by The Illinois Transitional Care Consortium (in which Health & Medicine Policy Research Group plays a lead role) is an innovative model designed to assist older adults in the transition from the hospital back to the community, and reduce readmission rates.

Read the Tribune article

Learn more about the Bridge Program and the work of the Illinois Transitional Care Consortium