FPs Lower hospital readmission rates and Costs

Veerappa K. Chetty, Larry Culpepper, Robert L. Phillips, Jennifer Rankin, Imam Xierali, Sean Finnegan, Brian Jack

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Hospital readmission after discharge is often a costly failing of the U.S. health care system to adequately manage patients who are ill. Increasing the numbers of family physicians (FPs) is associated with significant reductions in hospital readmissions and substantial cost savings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1054
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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