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The Bridge Clinic

Newbold, Eliza MSN, NP; Schneidermann, Michelle MD; Horton, Claire MD

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: July 2012 - Volume 112 - Issue 7 - p 56–59
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000415966.23169.7e
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A nurse-led postdischarge clinic improves care transitions in a public hospital.

An NP-founded bridge clinic helps patients transition from the inpatient to the outpatient setting by providing case management, posthospital medical care, and coordination of specialty care.

Eliza Newbold is an NP for the medicine service and founder of the Bridge Clinic, Michelle Schneidermann is medical director of respite care, and Claire Horton is associate medical director of the general medicine clinic at San Francisco General Hospital. Contact author: Eliza Newbold, eliza.newbold@ucsf.edu. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.