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Will This New Model of Care Reduce Hospital Readmissions?

The JAMA Report

In an effort to reduce the number of readmissions that result after a patient leaves the hospital, physicians in Toronto looked at a new model of care called the “Virtual Ward,” to determine whether or not it helped in preventing patients from readmissions. The goal of the new model is to provide a customized care plan which would be specific to each patient. Procedures include personal phone calls, clinic and home visits, and coordinating care with the patient’s primary care physician.

Read the study published in JAMA.