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Reducing Rehospitalizations: New Initiative Addresses Readmissions as a Community Problem

Being discharged from the hospital is something most patients eagerly anticipate, but many patients find themselves back in the hospital far too soon. In the latest episode of New Directions in Health Care: The Commonwealth Fund Podcast, producer Emily Schifrin highlights a new Commonwealth Fund–supported initiative administered by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement called State Action on Avoidable Rehospitalization, or STAAR. STAAR is a multi-state, multi-stakeholder collaborative that aims to reduce rehospitalization rates by 30 percent.

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