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Letter to the Editor on the Coordination of Discharge Service in Japan: Difficulty in Evaluation

Published:October 24, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2020.07.017
      We read with interest the article by Mitsutake et al entitled “Associations of Hospital Discharge Services With Potentially Avoidable Readmissions Within 30 Days Among Older Adults After Rehabilitation in Acute Care Hospitals in Tokyo, Japan” that was recently published.
      • Mitsutake S.
      • Ishizaki T.
      • Tsuchiya-Ito R.
      • et al.
      Associations of hospital discharge services with potentially avoidable readmissions within 30 days among older adults after rehabilitation in acute care hospitals in Tokyo, Japan.
      Insurance coverage of discharge adjustment services was not associated with 30-day potentially avoidable readmissions (PARs), and the authors suggested the development of a comprehensive transitional care program that contributes to PAR reduction.
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