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Overview of the Environmental Scan of Primary Care-Based Effort To Reduce Readmissions.

Hochman M; Bourgoin A; Saluja S; Balaban R; Greenwald J; Palen T; Savuto M; Maxwell J; Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research; AHRQ.

Programs are in place to address hospital discharge process gaps that contribute to readmissions. This report summarizes research on primary care perspectives on reducing readmissions. Interventions identified include automated alerting to primary care providers when patients are hospitalized and the patient-centered medical home model.