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Nurse intervention aims to reduce readmissions

January 11, 2012

As hospitals continue to combat readmissions, facilities in Florida and New Jersey have found a successful tool: nurse intervention and communication.

For instance, Memorial Hospital focuses on nursing education, and St. Vincent's HealthCare has nurses explain discharge plans before patients leave the hospitals, reported the Florida Times-Union.

"Medication-related side effects and misunderstandings about what and when to take medicine is a leading cause of readmissions," Phil Perry, St. Vincent's vice president and chief medical officer, told the Times-Union.

To read more, click here (Fierce Healthcare).

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