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Journal Article

Post-discharge adverse events among urban and rural patients of an urban community hospital: a prospective cohort study.

Tsilimingras D, Schnipper J, Duke A, et al. Journal of general internal medicine. 2015;30:1164-71.

The period following hospitalization is known to carry high risk for adverse events. Investigators found that more than one-quarter of participants experienced an adverse event after discharge, raising concerns that post-hospitalization adverse events have persisted despite interventions directed at enhancing hospital-to-home care transitions.