January 19, 2011
Short hospital stays, rehospitalizations and transitions among health care settings have become increasingly common. Financial policy changes should be implemented to incentivize longer hospital stays and better-coordinated post-discharge care.
Care About Your Care is a national conversation highlighting efforts to improve care transitions, reduce avoidable hospital readmissions, and lift overall quality of care.
Care About Your Care is a national conversation highlighting efforts to improve care transitions, reduce avoidable hospital readmissions, and lift the overall quality of care.
A collection of success stories on care coordination and readmissions from the front lines of American health care, providing free access to strategies used by hospitals and medical practices nationwide to improve care.
June 4, 2008
Staff at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, began using an experienced nurse to support the clinical nurses by coordinating discharge activities, serving as a liaison to other team members and ensuring that all aspects of discharge are complete for patients and families.
June 4, 2008
A team at the Med created the Discharge Resource Room (DRR), an area to provide discharge instructions and resources in a comfortable setting for in-patients to prepare for their home care after discharge.
January 1, 2010
Little research documenting the frequency and costs of rehospitalization has been published and little is known about the underlying nature of these rehospitalizations or how they vary geographically. This paper looks at these issues and attempts to fill that gap.
September 29, 2010
Regions Hospital modified order set in electronic medical record (EMR) and made appointments for rehabilitation at the bedside before patient discharge.
August 20, 2010
Physicians may need to change their approach to discharge care for diabetics hospitalized for heart attacks. A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar's research finds current practices may place patients at risk.
November 23, 2012
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