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FastFacts for Care Teams: Resources for Nursing Home Professionals

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Publication Date: December 2007

Publisher(s): California HealthCare Foundation

Author(s): Fabio Sabogal; Jose Alvear

Topic: Health (Hospitals and other health care facilities)

Type: Brief


Care transitions between hospitals and nursing facilities and between nursing facilities and home are often poorly coordinated, resulting in medical errors, higher risk of rehospitalization, and duplication of services. This Fast Fact focuses on effective interventions nursing home leaders can use to better coordinate care across clinical settings.