What are patients’ perspectives regarding their care transition experience from hospitals or skilled nursing facilities to home?
A survey study of 1257 participants found inconsistency in care transition processes, according to an article in JAMA Network. The study emphasizes the need for post-discharge contact with patients to address any gaps in care.
Participants found inconsistency in care transition processes. Twenty percent of patients surveyed after discharge reported social determinants of health issues, transportation issues decreased the odds of completing follow-up appointments by 70%, and Black patients had fewer follow-up visits scheduled or completed within the first 2 weeks after discharge.