Education and follow-up cut HF readmissions.

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Education and follow-up cut HF readmissions.

Hosp Case Manag. 2011 Oct;19(10):158-9


A heart failure pilot project at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie cut the readmission rate by 50%. Patients receive intensive coaching while in the hospital, and they receive weekly follow-up calls after discha rge. Team members use the teach-back method to ensure patients understand their treatment plan. They teach patients to use the Heart Failure Zones to determine what to do if their conditions change.

PMID: 21942155 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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