Evaluation of a Modified BOOST Tool in the Acute Care Setting: A Retrospective Analysis.
J Nurs Care Qual. 2017 Jan/Mar;32(1):62-70
Authors: Robertson DA
Several readmission risk prediction tools exist but have had varying success in identifying patients at risk for readmission. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a tool available within Project BOOST, Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions, from the Society of Hospital Medicine. The tool was modified within the institution to include risk stratification scores in order to better identify the highest-risk patients. The modified risk tool may assist in predicting the risk of readmission in those patients with heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are discharged home.
PMID: 27203816 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]