Preventing the preventable: reducing rehospitalizations through coordinated, patient-centered discharge processes.

  title={Preventing the preventable: reducing rehospitalizations through coordinated, patient-centered discharge processes.},
  author={Jeffrey L. Greenwald and Brian W. Jack},
  journal={Professional case management},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={135-40; quiz 141-2}
OBJECTIVES Growing literature suggests that a significant proportion of rehospitalizations could be prevented if systems were put in place aimed at identifying and addressing some of the underlying issues that cause them. This article highlights key risk factors for unplanned rehospitalizations and illustrates a project that has successfully addressed many of the underlying issues that contribute to them. PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTING(S) The study illustrated herein took place at an inner-city… CONTINUE READING

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