Slide 55

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

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

Primary Care Physician Referral Base

 

  • Leaders will identify the PCP referral base.
  • PCP satisfaction will be assessed prior to project launch.
  • Physician champion will communicate with PCPs about project.
  • PCPs will advise how to handle their off-shift and weekend patient needs.

Notes:

The emphasis here is that the leaders need to help in identifying the hospital's PCP referral base, and the referral base needs to be accepted. This can be problematic: Where do you find a PCP for a patient who doesn't have one?

What will be your back-up plan for patients within your project population?

Current as of August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 55: 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/slide55.html