When discharging older adults from the hospital, considering mental health could help to reduce hospital readmissions

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A study by Harvard Sloan Fellow on Aging and Work Leah Abrams, PhD, and her colleague Geoff Hoffman, finds that among those adults who were discharged to a post-acute care setting, such as a skilled nursing facility, the positive association between depressive symptoms and 30-day readmissions to the hospital was reduced.