- Initiates patient plan of care based on critical pathway.
- Leads or participates in discharge planning rounds.
- Communicates potential discharge date.
- Supports the PI process.
“The physician may be an attending physician or a hospitalist who directs the care, treatment, and discharge activities of the focused patient population in Project RED. Physicians are critical to the success of the patient's hospitalization and his or her ability to continue care and treatment at home.
A collaborative relationship between the DA and the physician will ensure clear communication pathways, mutual trust, and respect for the work that needs to be done for the patient.
One of the Project RED physicians should be a member of the project team who participates when able and stays informed and involved with the team's activities.”