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Study: Student social workers decrease re-hospitalization rates, save millions
USA TODAY College
Laura Bronstein, professor of social work and interim dean, designed a study with Shawn Berkowitz, director of geriatrics at United Health Services (UHS) and clinical assistant professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University to examine how student social workers can decrease readmission rates. In the preliminary findings, eight patients out of 44 (18.2%) in the control group were readmitted within 30 days. No patients in the social work intervention group were readmitted, showing significant improvement. | Read More.
No more revolving door
Binghamton University Magazine
Can social workers reduce hospital readmissions? Binghamton University researchers from the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) and the SUNY Upstate Medical University have teamed with a local hospital to seek new, low-cost ways to keep seniors from needing readmission while improving their quality of life. | Read More.