Medically complex patients now makes up 10% of the overall Medicare population, impacting four million individuals around the nation. This rapidly growing population continues to consume a disproportionate amount of acute healthcare resources and has a significantly higher-than-average likelihood of hospital admissions and readmissions.1

These individuals require intensive and specialized care within a facility specifically equipped to meet their needs. Long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) have demonstrated favorable outcomes in treating and successfully discharging these high-acuity patients back home or to a lower level of care.

View our infographic to discover four key benefits of integrating an LTACH into a health system’s care continuum.

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  1. Jencks SF, Williams MV, Coleman EA. Rehospitalizations among patients in the Medicare fee-for-service program. N Engl J Med. 2009;360(14):1418-1428.
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