'Transitional care' for the elderly to cut down on Hong Kong's hospital visits

May 15, 2016

Transitional care for elderly patients discharged from hospital – a service that lowers their chances of readmittance – will expand to cover those who suffer a stroke or a fall, the Post has learned. The support service, hailed a game-changer, has been proven to save millions of taxpayer dollars every year, prevent the elderly from being prematurely thrown into care homes, and to ease the strain on the public health system.