Slide 32

Project RED: Module 1: Preparing to Redesign Your Discharge Program

Provides a four-module training program to help hospitals implement Project RED.

Challenges to Implementation: Hospital Related

  • Lack of resources and financial incentives to sustain discharge programs.
  • Standardized discharge papers are not personalized or in patient's language.
  • Resistance to change by clinicians.
  • Financial pressure to fill beds as soon as they are empty.

Notes:

Challenges may also be related to the hospital itself, as noted on this slide.

Page last reviewed August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 32: Project RED: Module 1: Preparing to Redesign Your Discharge Program. August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/module1/slide32.html