Reengineered Discharge Toolkit

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Reengineered Discharge Toolkit

Description

This toolkit was developed to facilitate the Project Reengineered Hospital Discharge (RED) intervention. Project RED is a randomized controlled trial at Boston Medical Center. This project reengineers the workflow process and improves patient safety for patients from a network of community health centers discharged from a general medical service at an urban hospital serving a low-income, ethnically diverse population.

The toolkit has been expanded to provide complete implementation guidance and adapted to address language barriers, cross-cultural issues, and disparities in health care communication and trust. The toolkit now includes five additional tools that provide step-by-step instructions as a springboard for hospitals to proactively address avoidable readmissions.

The new tools are:

  • How to Begin the Reengineered Discharge Implementation at Your Hospital
  • How to Deliver the Reengineered Discharge
  • How to Deliver the RED to Diverse Populations
  • How to Conduct a Postdischarge Followup Telephone Call
  • How to Monitor RED Implementation and Outcomes

Developer:

Boston Medical Center

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2006
Review Date: 2013
Recent Summary: April 2013
Original Summary: July 2008
Last Updated: 04/24/13

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