Improving patient discharge and reducing hospital readmissions by using Intervention Mapping

@inproceedings{Hesselink2014ImprovingPD,
  title={Improving patient discharge and reducing hospital readmissions by using Intervention Mapping},
  author={Gijs Hesselink and Marieke Zegers and Myrra J. F. J. Vernooij-Dassen and Paul Barach and Cor J. Kalkman and Maria Flink and Gunnar {\"O}n and Mariann Olsson and Susanne Bergenbrant and Carola Orrego and Rosa Su{\~n}ol and Giulio Toccafondi and Francesco Venneri and Ewa Dudzik-Urbaniak and Basia Kutryba and Lisette Schoonhoven and Hub C. H. Wollersheim},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND There is a growing impetus to reorganize the hospital discharge process to reduce avoidable readmissions and costs. The aim of this study was to provide insight into hospital discharge problems and underlying causes, and to give an overview of solutions that guide providers and policy-makers in improving hospital discharge. METHODS The Intervention Mapping framework was used. First, a problem analysis studying the scale, causes, and consequences of ineffective hospital discharge… CONTINUE READING
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