Follow-up Visits

Scientific Articles

Recent Articles (Added 4/21):

Wiest, D., Yang, Q., Wilson, C., Dravid, N. Outcomes of a Citywide Campaign to Reduce Medicaid Hospital Readmissions With Connection to Primary Care Within 7 Days of Hospital Discharge. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(1):e187369. Article 

Auerbach AD, Kripalani S, Vasilevskis EE, et al. Preventability and Causes of Readmissions in a National Cohort of General Medicine Patients [published correction appears in JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Oct 1;176(10):1579]. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):484-493. Article

Lee, K.K., Yang, J., Hernandez, A.F., Steimle, A.E., Go AS. Post-discharge Follow-up Characteristics Associated With 30-Day Readmission After Heart Failure Hospitalization. Med Care. 2016;54(4):365-372. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000000492 Article

Boback, Z and Fonarow, GC. The Prevention of Hospital Readmissions in Heart Failure. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2016;58(4): 379-385, Article

Karen Distelhorst, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC; James F. Bena, MS; Shannon L. Morrison, MS; Nancy M. Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA, FAAN. Factors Associated With Predischarge Versus Postdischarge Scheduling for Early Follow-up Appointments. J. Cardiovascular Nursing, Report.

Health Quality Ontario. Effect of Early Follow-Up After Hospital Discharge on Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review. Ont Health Technol Assess Ser. 2017 May 25;17(8):1-37. Abstract. Article.

Prior Articles:

Bradley, EH, Brewster A, Curry L. National Campaigns to Reduce Readmissions: What Have We Learned? The Commonwealth Fund. October 1, 2015; Article. 

Brooke BS, Stone DH, Cronenwett JL, Nolan B, DeMartino RR, MacKenzie TA, Goodman DC, Goodney PP. Early Primary Care Provider Follow-up and Readmission After High-Risk Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2014;149(8):821-828. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.157, Article.

Felix HC, Seaberg B, Bursac Z, Thostenson J, Stewart MK. Why do patients keep coming back? Results of a Readmitted Patient Survey. Social work in health care. 2015;54(1):1-15. doi:10.1080/00981389.2014.966881. Article. 

Hernandez AF, Greiner MA, Fonarow GC, Hammill BG, Heidenreich PA, Yancy CW, Peterson ED, Curtis LH. Relationship Between Early Physician Follow-up and 30-Day Readmission Among Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized for Heart Failure. JAMA. 2010;303(17):1716-1722. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.533. Article.

Koehler BE1, Richter KM, Youngblood L, Cohen BA, Prengler ID, Cheng D, Masica AL. Reduction of 30-day postdischarge hospital readmission or emergency department (ED) visit rates in high-risk elderly medical patients through delivery of a targeted care bundle. Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Health Care System, 8080 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75206, USA. Abstract. Article.

Kripalani S, LeFevre F, Phillips CO, Williams MV, Basaviah P, Baker DW. Deficits in Communication and Information Transfer Between Hospital-Based and Primary Care PhysiciansImplications for Patient Safety and Continuity of Care. JAMA. 2007;297(8):831-841. doi:10.1001/jama.297.8.831, Article.

Misky GJ , Wald HL,  MSPH, Coleman EA. Post‐hospitalization transitions: Examining the effects of timing of primary care provider follow‐up. J. Hosp. Med. 2010 September;5(7):392-397. Abstract.

Raghavan D, Bartter T, Joshi M. New Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at Veterans Affairs Medical Center (How to reduce hospital readmissions in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?). (2016, March 4). Health & Medicine Week, 3252.  Abstract.

Sharma G, Kuo Y, Freeman JL, Zhang DD, Goodwin JS. Outpatient Follow-up Visit and 30-Day Emergency Department Visit and Readmission in Patients Hospitalized for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Arch Intern Med. 2010;170(18):1664-1670. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2010.345  Article.