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Hospital-Based Social Workers Follow Up With Recently Discharged Older Adults to Resolve Transition Problems, Reducing Readmissions and Deaths 5/7/2014
Hospital-based social workers support recently discharged older patients and their caregivers in resolving problems related to their transition back home, leading to enhanced patient and caregiver knowledge, better attendance at followup appointments, and fewer readmissions and deaths.
Social Workers Support Outpatients in Dealing With Psychosocial Issues, Leading to High Patient and Practitioner Satisfaction and Better Patient Self-Management 4/9/2014
Master's-level social workers operating out of a centralized department support primary care and specialty clinic patients in dealing with psychosocial and environmental issues, leading to high levels of patient/caregiver and practitioner satisfaction, improvements in patients’ well-being and self-management skills, and reductions in resource use.
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Last updated: July 16, 2014.