FPs lower hospital readmission rates and costs

Am Fam Physician. 2011 May 1;83(9):1054.


Hospital readmission after discharge is often a costly failing of the U.S. health care system to adequately manage patients who are ill. Increasing the numbers of family physicians (FPs) is associated with significant reductions in hospital readmissions and substantial cost savings.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Cost Control / economics
  • Cost Control / statistics & numerical data
  • Hospital Costs* / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Patient Readmission / economics
  • Patient Readmission / statistics & numerical data*
  • Physicians, Family / economics
  • Physicians, Family / supply & distribution*
  • United States