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Transitional Care: Focusing on Patient-Centered Outcomes and Simplicity

Susan T. Bray-Hall, MD
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From University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO 80220.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M12-1935.

Requests for Single Reprints: Susan T. Bray-Hall, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1055 Clermont Street, #111-D, Denver, CO 80220; e-mail, Susan.Bray-Hall@ucdenver.edu.

Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(6):448-449. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-157-6-201209180-00010
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Two systematic reviews in this issue examine clinical trials or observational studies that evaluated transitional care interventions and highlight the variability and lack of standardization in the field. Prvu Bettger and colleagues focused on transitions of care after a new acute event, and Hesselink and associates focused on intervention programs aimed at improving the transition to primary care at hospital discharge. The editorialist discusses the findings and how they identify important gaps in research.

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