Meeting Today’s Complex Pulmonary Needs Through LTACH Expertise
Compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic and flu season, providers and payors have sought new strategies to address respiratory failure. For patients experiencing respiratory failure conditions, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), specialized acute care after the initial hospital stay is proving to play a critical role in improving patient outcomes, reducing readmissions, and decreasing the severity of long-term effects.
- Respiratory conditions continue to affect Americans beyond their hospital stay.
- The demand for pulmonary expertise – in traditional hospitals and certain care partners – is increasing.
- As licensed acute-care providers, LTACHs have several advantages in treating complex pulmonary patients.
- For clinically appropriate patients, LTACHs often provide the most appropriate level of care for lasting recovery and for reducing STACH readmissions.