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The authors suggest that it is advantageous to view readmissions within a broader systems and community context that effectively engages all stakeholders to cooperatively improve outcomes. A promising innovation emerging from IHI's STAAR initiative to reduce avoidable rehospitalizations is the creation of collaborative cross-continuum teams.