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House call program helps COPD patients reduce hospital visits

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The Community Cares program helps COPD patients stay out of the hospital by helping patients better manage their disease. This promising practice includes home health visits, 24-hour telephone support access, virtual visit computer and smartphone technology and care coordination among nursing, social work and other hospital-based resources. Numbers of readmissions for initial participants dropped from pre-program rates of 61 total hospitalizations to five after two months of implementation.

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Citation: Geiszler-Jones A. House call program helps COPD patients reduce hospital visits. Via Christi Health. HTTP://WWW.VIACHRISTI.ORG/BLOG/HOUSE-CALL-PROGRAM-HELPS-COPD-PATIENTS-REDUCE-HOSPITAL-VISITS#STHASH.ICGCSURR. Published October 29, 2014. Accessed April 23, 2015.
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