At-home advocates help chronic ER users reduce drain on system

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 16, 2019 9:40 AM CT | Published: July 15, 2019 11:46 AM CT
<strong>Dr. Jim Bailey, professor of internal medicine and preventive medicine in the University of Tennessee Health Science College of Medicine, was a lead researcher in a four-year study that looked at what happens when a nurse and a pharmacy tech visit super utilizers in their homes after discharge and advise and advocate for their care.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Dr. Jim Bailey, professor of internal medicine and preventive medicine in the University of Tennessee Health Science College of Medicine, was a lead researcher in a four-year study that looked at what happens when a nurse and a pharmacy tech visit super utilizers in their homes after discharge and advise and advocate for their care. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

A four-year study on care given to really sick patients after being discharged from the hospital reveals the importance of creating reimbursement systems that pay for total patient care, including rapid follow-ups.

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Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers healthcare and higher education for The Daily Memphian.


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