Posthospital home visit as teaching tool for internal medicine residents

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Jun 6, 2021 - 6:17pm CDT

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Journal Article

This article published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education discusses a curriculum which provides internal medicine residents with the opportunity to evaluate patients in their homes after they were discharged from the hospital to assess the alignment of the discharge plan with patients’ real-life circumstances. The study found that by visiting patients’ homes, medical residents were able to better assess patient needs, which highlighted the necessity for more individualized discharge plans with regard to in-home functioning, communication with caregivers, and medication reconciliation. The full article can be accessed with an OpenAthens account through your institution or with a Taylor & Francis Online account.

Megan E. Young
Lindsay B. Demers
Victoria Parker
Hollis Day
Serena Chao