6 Ways to Improve Patient Transfers to AMCs

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media , April 6, 2011

"Those treatments were essentially having their effect as the patient was traveling," he adds.

6.Be ready for follow-up care: "Whenever the university hospital finishes whatever it's going to do, the follow-up care needs to be at the community hospital or with some physician that's affiliated with the community hospital," Keroack said. "There needs to be good communication there and also a willingness to take the patients back."

See Also:
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Alexandra Wilson Pecci is a managing editor for HealthLeaders Media.

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