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The Community Health Systems Development (CHSD) Team of the Georgia Health Policy Center is located within the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Our Team provides technical assistance to support a broad range of health initiatives, predominately those striving to improve health and access in rural communities throughout the United States. We hope you will find the information on this site to be of interest and the resources to be of value. In addition, we want to help you make connections with other organizations who are undertaking similar programs. Submit your questions or suggestions to

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Care Transitions

Improving Outcomes and Controlling Costs

Transitions between and within healthcare settings have been identified as a cause of harm to patients because of communications breakdowns and lack of continuity in care[1].Care transitions programs establish seamless transitions between facilities and seek to help patients better manage transitions from one care setting to another.

A key focus of many care transitions programs is the reduction of hospital re-admissions by improving post-discharge care and patient compliance with follow up care recommendations. One of the best ways for communities to reduce health care costs quickly and improve patient care in the process is to implement initiatives to reduce hospital re-admissions. Research studies and quality-reporting initiatives around the country show that 15-25% of people who are discharged from the hospital will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days or less, and that many of these re-admissions are preventable.[2] 


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