By Matt Kuhrt @ Fierce Healthcare 

Follow-up phone calls to help elderly patients with medication use and encourage additional appointments have little to no practical effect, according to new research.

Preliminary results recently presented by Kevin Biese, M.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at the American Geriatrics Society 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting suggest an investment in follow-up phone call intervention would be a wasted effort in terms of reducing 30-day readmission rates, according to  conference coverage (sub. req.) in Medscape.

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