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Evid Based Nurs 2:125 doi:10.1136/ebn.2.4.125
  • Treatment

Discharge planning and home follow up by advanced practice nurses reduced hospital readmissions of elderly patients

Advance practice nurse (APN) discharge and follow up protocol v usual care at 24 weeks*

Outcome APN protocol Control RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data inarticle.
≥1 readmission 20.3% 37.1% 45.2% (22.9 to 61.3) 6 (4 to 14)

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