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6 Ways to Improve Patient Transfers to AMCs

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, April 6, 2011

"Those treatments were essentially having their effect as the patient was traveling," he adds.

6.Be ready for follow-up care: "Whenever the university hospital finishes whatever it's going to do, the follow-up care needs to be at the community hospital or with some physician that's affiliated with the community hospital," Keroack said. "There needs to be good communication there and also a willingness to take the patients back."

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Alexandra Wilson Pecci is a managing editor for HealthLeaders Media.

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