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Reducing Readmissions Among Geriatric Patients

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H&HN – April 2015

Fragility fractures are one of the most common trauma conditions treated by hospitals. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, more fragility fractures occur each year than heart attacks, strokes, and newly diagnosed breast cancer cases combined. TeamHealth implemented a successful fragility fracture program at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee to help improve patient outcomes and satisfaction. Baptist Memorial has seen great results – a 30 percent decrease in length of stay for fragility fracture patients and zero readmissions from this patient population.

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