of primary care providers (PCPs) report being unaware of their patient's hospitalization.1
of Medicare beneficiaries directly discharged from the hospital to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days at a cost to Medicare of $4.34 billion.2
1Vineet M. Arora, MD. et al. Problems After Discharge and Understanding of Communication With Their Primary Care physicians Among Hospitalized Seniors: A Mixed Methods Study. J Hosp Med. 2010 Sep;5(7):385-91.
2Vincent Mor, Ph.D. et al. The Revolving Door of Rehospitalization From Skilled Nursing Facilities. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Jan–Feb; 29(1): 57–64.