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Integrated postdischarge transitional care in a hospitalist system to improve discharge outcome: an experimental study

Chin-Chung Shu12, Nin-Chieh Hsu12, Yu-Feng Lin12, Jann-Yuan Wang2, Jou-Wei Lin3 and Wen-Je Ko14*

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1 Department of Traumatology, National Taiwan University Hospital, No. 7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan

2 Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, No. 7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei city 100, Taiwan

3 Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Yun-Lin Branch, No. 579, Yun-Lin Road, Douliou city, Yun-Lin county 640, Taiwan

4 Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, No. 7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei city 100, Taiwan

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BMC Medicine 2011, 9:96  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-96

Published: 17 August 2011

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Figure S1. The overall probability of readmission within 30 days from discharge for general medical patients admitted from the emergency department was plotted using the Kaplan-Meier method and compared using the log rank test. Table S1. Criteria for worsening of each disease-specific indicator. Table S2. Comparison of underlying diseases between the observation and intervention groups.

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