Stopping the Revolving Door of Avoidable Readmissions [VIDEO]

October 20, 2014
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Avoidable Readmissions

The video below gives examples of what some hospitals are doing throughout the country to successfully reduce avoidable readmissions<

Avoidable Readmissions

The video below gives examples of what some hospitals are doing throughout the country to successfully reduce avoidable readmissions

Some of the highlights include:

Bridging the gap between hospital and home

Setting up follow-up appointments prior to discharge

Following the patient through the post-discharge process

Creating an interdisciplinary team

Providing information discharge

Enhancing patient education

Recording discharge instructions so the patient has a copy when they return home

Providing links to helpful videos on the hospital site

Providing home visits to check on medication adherence, making sure the patient has a place to live and a support system, and making sure the patient is stable


What are you doing to reduce avoidable readmissions? Have you discovered additional best practices? Have you tried different measures that didn’t work? Why didn’t they work?

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