During this vulnerable period, patients are not yet improved and must:

  • Understand and follow their discharge instructions
  • Fill new prescriptions
  • Take medications differently
  • Follow a new care plan
  • Obtain a follow-up appointment

Without care in the Gap:

  • Patients are unsatisfied
  • Outcomes worsen
  • Costs rise

Hospitals and health systems must bridge the Gap through:

Collaborative transitions of care

Tighter connections with discharged patients



It’s time to deploy innovative services and improve the impact of existing ones.

We need to do more for our patients, but not more of the same. We must address Care in the Gap.