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Health Care Coordinators Work To Keep Patients Out Of The Hospital

Registered Nurse Sally Clarke (left) discovered Elizabeth Newman was taking one too many pills after her heart attack. (WCPN)
Registered Nurse Sally Clarke (left) discovered Elizabeth Newman was taking one too many pills after her heart attack. (WCPN)

Health care coordinators are finding a place in doctors’ offices around the country. The idea is that they can help patients navigate the health care system, find out more about their patients’ needs, and keep them out of the hospital.

Sara Jane Tribble of Here & Now contributor WCPN reports on the benefits of care coordination and the challenges in finding money to pay for it.

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  • Sara Jane Tribble, health and health policy reporter for WCPN in Cleveland. She tweets @sjtribble.
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