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Measuring the impact of medication-related interventions on 30-day readmission rates in a skilled nursing facility.

Amin PB, Bradford CD, Rizos AL, et al. J Pharm Pract. 2020;33(3):306-313.

This pilot study evaluated the impact of transitional care pharmacist medication-related interventions in skilled nursing settings on 30-day hospital readmissions. The intervention group received transitional services involving a pharmacist (such as medication reconciliation, coordination with the skill nursing case manager and physician, and patient/caregiver education) and the control group received transitional services without pharmacist involvement. Over the follow-up period, median time to readmission was significantly longer in the intervention group but 30-day readmission rates were non-statistically significantly lower in the intervention compared to control group.