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The Advanced Practice Nurse Will See You Now: Impact of a Transitional Care Clinic on Hospital Readmissions in Stroke Survivors

Video Author: McClain, Jesse V. IV DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, MSCN, SCRN; Chance, Elisha A. BSAS, CCRC
Published on: 03.30.2020
Associated with: Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 35(2):147-152, April/June 2020

An advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) led a transitional care clinic for stroke survivors. The goal was to improve transitions from hospital to home. Patients seen in the clinic had a lower 30-day readmission rate (1.5%) compared to non clinic patients (13.4%), p = .003). The 90-day readmission proportion was also higher in nonclinic patients (12.8%) vs those seen in the clinic (4.4%), p = .058. The results suggest the APRN-led clinic may impact hospital readmissions in stroke/transient ischemic attack survivors.

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