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New Chart: Home Visit Tasks

SUMMARY: Sometimes it takes a home visit to a patient with complex chronic conditions to understand the barriers to care compliance that they face. We wanted to see which tasks are being performed during home visits.

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The Healthcare Intelligence Network 2009 Managing Care Transitions Between Sites e-survey captured the essentials of care transition management from 93 healthcare organizations, who answered 24 multiple choice and open-ended questions.

For the 56.5 percent of respondents that include home visits in care transition programs, the following are the top five tasks performed during a home visit:

  • Falls assessment: 81.5 percent

  • Explanation of red flags for worsening conditions: 77.8 percent

  • Medication reconciliation: 77.8 percent

  • Patient self-management: 77.8 percent

  • Visiting nurse care: 74.1 percent

Source: 2010 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Transition Management, February, 2010

2010 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Transition Management

2010 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Transition Management provides actionable information from nearly 100 healthcare organizations on their strategies to ease patients' transitions from one care site to another. This 20-page report documents trends and metrics on care transitions programs in use by primary care providers, health plans, hospitals and others. This exclusive report analyzes the responses of 93 healthcare organizations to HIN's April 2009 Industry Survey on Care Transitions Management, presenting the data in easy-to-follow graphs and tables.

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