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Social Workers: A vital role to achieving better patient care

Posted on Oct 18, 2017 12:13:15 PM by Liesl Petersen in Home Care, in social work, in readmissions, in Resources, in Hospitals

Over 5 million patients transition from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities each year. Millions of others transition from hospitals to their homes, rehabilitation centers and other care settings. Social workers are central to these transitions. They are tasked with discharge planning and coordinating post-acute care from the early stages of a patient’s hospitalization. Their responsibility often follows patients as they move among different caregiver settings.

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