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transitional care

Managed care
Healthcare provided to a health maintenance organization (HMO) member by a provider after the provider has terminated a contractural relationship with the HMO.
 
Medspeak-UK
(1) Step-down care, see there.
(2) Step-up care, see there.
(3) Temporary care provided to an individual who can’t currently be placed in his or her home or permanent setting of his or her choice, and requires a supportive and appropriately staffed living environment, as may occur whilst awaiting major adaptations to his or her own home.
 
Paediatrics
A UK term of art for healthcare for infants that exceeds normal routine care, which includes support and educating the infant's parents as to the baby’s particular needs.

transitional care

Health care services provided to patients after hospitalization in an acute care facility before they are ready to return to their homes. Transitional care shortens acute hospital stays, decreases health care costs, and provides a period for recuperation for patients still unable to thrive independently. Facilities used in transitional care include rehabilitation units, long-term care hospitals, subacute care facilities, hospice services, and some home care services.
See also: care
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Transitional care models are composed of certain interventions felt to contribute to successful patient outcomes.
She pointed to system and organizational barriers that can limit access to quality transitional care, including lack of clinician endorsement of follow-up care after emergency department visits, difficulties in getting timely appointments for preventive care, and job insecurity when parents need to attend frequent clinic visits.
Hirschman, "The Importance Of Transitional Care In Achieving Health Reform," Health Affairs April 2011 vol.
The acceptance of the transitional care management codes by CMS is a move in the right direction, said Dr.
Falling through the cracks: Challenges and opportunities for improving transitional care for persons with continuous complex care needs.
One component of our transitional care was a callback program.
Debbie Reape, the trust's general manager of children's services, said: "We had been monitoring the situation for six months and came to the conclusion that half the beds should move to Wansbeck and the other half should remain where they are for transitional care.
Newhall Memorial is converting its transitional care beds to serve more acutely ill patients.
For information on Making Transitional Care Work, call 01642 782919.
Massachusetts: Heywood Transitional Care Center (Gardner); Greenery Extended Care Center (Worcester); South Cove Manor Nursing Home (Boston); Jordan Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (Roxbury)
Linda O'Boyle Zaneski, NHA, MHA, BSN, RN-C, is administrator of the Wyoming Valley Health Care System's Transitional Care Unit, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Manatee Memorial Hospital is celebrating the first anniversary of its purchase by Universal Health Services, and is adding two much-needed services: the free-standing clinic First Care East and a hospital-based Transitional Care Unit.

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