Initiative cuts readmission rate to 15%.

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Initiative cuts readmission rate to 15%.

Hosp Case Manag. 2012 Jul;20(7):109-11



Valley Baptist Medical Center has dropped its 30-day readmission rate to 15% by improving communication with patients and family members as well as post-acute providers. After a pilot project for heart failure patients, the hospital expanded the project to all admissions on medical units. The team adapted the Project RED (Re-Engineering Discharge) model to improve the discharge process. The hospital participates in communitywide meetings with post-acute providers organized by the TMF Health Quality Institute to improve transitions in care.

PMID: 22808542 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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