News: In-home visits from pharmacist helped reduce readmission rates

Kelley-Ross Pharmacy GroupBlogNews: In-home visits from pharmacist helped reduce readmission rates

Great news article from Qualis Health: “A Seattle-based community pharmacy and hospital recently partnered on an intervention that uses in-home visits and follow-up phone calls from pharmacists to substantially reduce rehospitalizations among heart-failure patients. In Idaho, 17.1% of Medicare’s heart failure patients are rehospitalized within 30 days; in Washington, that rate is 21.3%—but among the 50-patient study population, just 8% were readmitted.”

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