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Health Care Leader Action Guide to Reduce Avoidable Readmissions


Description

This guide for hospital leaders and administrators provides strategies to assess, prioritize, implement, and monitor efforts to reduce avoidable readmissions and reduce costs in the health care system. A four-step approach is presented as an approach to follow at different stages of the care. The four steps are:

  1. Examine your hospital's current rate of readmissions
  2. Assess and prioritize your improvement opportunities
  3. Develop an action plan of strategies to implement
  4. Monitor your hospital’s progress

Developer

Health Research & Educational Trust

Funding Sources

Commonwealth Fund; John A. Hartford Foundation


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 01/2010
  • Original Summary: 08/2011
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QualityTool Classification
Stage of Care:
Quality Improvement Goals and Mechanisms:

Last updated: March 14, 2012.