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A new study on transitions of care gives hospitalists a view from the other side. Published recently online in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the authors surveyed 22 primary-care physician leaders in California-based post-discharge clinics and asked them about ways to improve care transitions.
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Hospitalists participating in a multidisciplinary "brown bag medications" program were trained to recognize patients at high-risk for not filling prescriptions, and help them get their medications at discharge