Slide 33

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: Patient Related

  • Patient with no PCP.
  • Limited or no insurance coverage.
  • Inability to pay for medication co-pays.
  • Long wait times when calling health centers.
  • Late discharge is less effective because staff are teaching patients who are anxious to leave.

Notes:

And certainly, we can recognize challenges at the patient level.

The bottom line is that all health care teams have challenges in their work. Addressing these challenges on the front end of the project will enable insight and further understanding by the multidisciplinary team members.

Current as of August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 33: 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/slide33.html