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Family Caregiving and Transitional Care: A Critical Review

Report
October 1, 2012

This report focuses on transitional care from the perspective of family caregivers, a key, but largely unrecognized, subset of the health care team.

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Key Takeaways

Evidence shows that family caregiver involvement improves outcomes for patients with a range of conditions.
Family caregivers feel they do not receive adequate support from health care professionals during discharge.
While there are good programs engaging family caregivers in transitional care, they are not yet being widely used.
 
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