STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) Materials

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STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) Materials

Description

The STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) Initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and The Commonwealth Fund aims to reduce avoidable rehospitalizations and is focused on two components:

  • A multistate learning community to improve transitions of care
  • Targeted technical assistance to address systemic barriers to reducing avoidable rehospitalizations

The project Web site includes the following materials:

  • STAAR overview documents
    • STAAR: A State-Based Strategy to Reduce Avoidable Rehospitalizations
    • Effective Interventions to Reduce Rehospitalizations: A Survey of the Published Evidence
    • Effective Interventions to Reduce Rehospitalizations: A Compendium of 15 Promising Interventions
  • How-to guides
    • Improving Transitions from the Hospital to Post-Acute Care Settings to Reduce Avoidable Rehospitalizations
    • Improving Transitions from the Hospital to Skilled Nursing Facilities to Reduce Avoidable Rehospitalizations
    • Improving Transitions from the Hospital to Home Health Care to Reduce Avoidable Rehospitalizations
  • Tools
    • Agenda-setting communication cards for congestive heart failure patients
    • STAAR readmissions diagnostic worksheets

The Web site also includes  issue briefs, audio recordings, presentations, and webinars focused on the topic of rehospitalizations.

Developer:

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Funding Sources:

The Commonwealth Fund; Institute for Healthcare Improvement

History

Release Date: 2009
Original Summary: August 2011
Last Updated: 12/18/13

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