Slide 5

Project RED: Module 2: The Re-Designed Discharge Process: Patient Admission and Care and Treatment Education: Slide 5

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

Principles of the Re-Engineered Hospital Discharge

Explicit delineation of roles and responsibilities

  1. Discharge process initiation upon admission
  2. Patient education throughout hospitalization
  3. Timely accurate information flow:
    From PCP ► Among hospital team ► Back to PCP
  4. Complete patient discharge summary prior to discharge

Notes:

Project RED requires well-defined roles and responsibilities for members of the health care team and is initiated when the patient is admitted to the hospital. Patient education occurs throughout the hospitalization, not 10 minutes before discharge. Information flows in a timely fashion across caregivers and settings and is comprehensive and accurate.

Current as of August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 5: Project RED: Module 2: The Re-Designed Discharge Process: Patient Admission and Care and Treatment Education: Slide 5. August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/module2/slide5.html