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“There is no one quick fix, but it’s mutually beneficial for nursing homes and hospitals, which are under a readmission penalty as well, to proactively partner together as one key way to reduce patient readmissions.
“The time is ripe for strategic partnering
“With increased pressure to do reduce readmissions, hospitals are looking at their care paths and ‘narrowing their networks.’ That is, they are limiting the number of nursing centers where patients are discharged to those they trust will best undertake the right care paths that ensure unnecessary readmissions.”
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