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Study: Poor hospital-home health communication puts patients at risk

Study: Poor hospital-home health communication puts patients at risk

February 26, 2019

More than half of Colorado home health care clinicians say they have received insufficient information from hospitals to guide patient management, according to a new statewide survey.

In the survey of home health care nurses and staff, conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 60 percent of respondents indicated they had not received enough information to guide patient treatment, while 44 percent reported encountering problems related to inadequate patient information.

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