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dc.contributor.advisorNeilson, Bill
dc.contributor.authorWang, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-21T16:45:51Z
dc.date.available2018-05-21T16:45:51Z
dc.date.copyright2018
dc.date.issued2018-05-21
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/10276
dc.description.abstractThe Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), created in 2010, was a sweeping national effort to reduce preventable readmissions by linking them to hospital payment. However, the law’s effects at the aggregate level have been mixed. Aiming to find a path forward on readmissions, this thesis studies one Arizona hospital’s approach to improving post-hospital care through developing a multidisciplinary transitional care clinic. It describes the clinic’s model of addressing the needs of its largely low-income and chronically ill patient population and analyzes data to evaluate this model. Patients who attended the clinic were found to have a significantly lower readmission rate over 30 and 90 days compared to patients who enrolled but did not attend. This effect held after accounting for several other factors that predict readmission. This thesis concludes by discussing how lessons from this hospital’s experience could be applied to other institutions and detailing areas for further study.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectMedical Humanities.en_US
dc.subjectHealthcare Policy and Administration.en_US
dc.titleImproving Post-Hospital Care for Patients with Complex Medical and Social Needs: Evaluation of a Transitional Care Clinicen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBaylor Business Fellows.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US


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