Simple rules that reduce hospital readmission.
Perm J. 2013;17(3):91-3
Authors: Kottke TE
To overcome system failures, health care organizations must implement a few simple rules of complex adaptive systems. I describe Transition in Care, Kaiser Permanente Southern California's program to reduce hospital readmissions, as an example of a program design that meets the principles of complex adaptive systems and enumerate five rules, which must be followed if a health system is to create value for their stakeholders.
PMID: 24355896 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]