Dramatic Reduction in 30-Day Readmissions Through High-Risk Screening and Two-Phase Interdisciplinary Care.

@article{Labrada2017DramaticRI,
  title={Dramatic Reduction in 30-Day Readmissions Through High-Risk Screening and Two-Phase Interdisciplinary Care.},
  author={Mabel Labrada and Michael J. Mintzer and Chandana Karanam and Raquel Castellanos and Lorinda Cruz and Minh Ha Hoang and Regina Wieger and Enrique J Aguilar and Hermes Jose Florez and Jorge G. Ruiz},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={110 12},
  pages={757-760}
}
OBJECTIVES Thirty-day readmissions are common, serious, and costly. Most important, often they are preventable. The purpose of this quality improvement study was to evaluate an interdisciplinary, two-phase intervention to reduce 30-day readmissions among high-risk medical patients. One or two high-risk patients were selected each weekday by a hospitalist using literature-based, locally tested criteria that included common medical illnesses, active psychiatric illness, and recent or recurrent… CONTINUE READING