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23. Mathematica Study-Effective Transitional Care Intervention: Naylor
Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions
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Mathematica Study—Effective Transitional Care Invention: Naylor et al. (2004)
- Targeted patients hospitalized for congestive heart failure (CHF).
- Used advanced practice nurses (APNs).
- 12-week intervention; highly structured protocols.
- Randomized controlled trial (RCT) (118 treatment, 121 control).
- 1 year post-discharge follow-up.
- Intervention patients had: 34% fewer rehospitalizations per patient.
- Lower proportion rehospitalized (45% vs. 55%).
- 39% lower average total costs ($7,636 vs. $12,481.
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