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Plan aims to reduce patients’ readmission to hospitals

Staffers at about three dozen Massachusetts nursing homes soon will receive intensive training aimed at reducing the number of residents who cycle back and forth to hospitals, often with preventable health problems.

The federal government has been pressuring hospitals to reduce such repeat admissions, but now it is funding a pilot program to attack the problem from the other side, by improving the care of nursing home residents.

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