Here are some presentations from the Care Transition Conference held recently this past April in the Boston area. There was a presentation on reducing hospital readmission from nursing homes.
The INTERACT project concluded that effective communications and the use of disease specific protocols are essential for reducing readmission rates. On site physician availability was also specifcally mentioned as beig another critical factor.
Re-admit in Nursing homes
INTERACT - Reducing Avoidable Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents