Slide 4

Project RED: Module 4: Re-Engineering Patient Discharge: The Hospital

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

Accomplishments to Date (Module 3)

  • Processes to finalize Patient Care Plan after discharge order is written in place.
  • Teach-back methods outlined.
  • Quality and performance improvement (PI) staff understand project measurement requirements and are prepared to gather data.
  • Process for transmitting discharge summary and Patient Care Plan to primary care physician finalized.
  • Plans for teaching frontline staff finalized.


After completing Module 3, you finalized the processes for completing the Patient Care Plan after the discharge order is written. You considered teach-back methods to assess your patient's understanding of information taught at discharge. You selected project metrics and determined how you would gather and analyze data. You established a process for reaching the primary care physician after the patient leaves the hospital. Lastly, you finalized your plan for orienting frontline staff who will be involved in Project RED activities.

Page last reviewed August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 4: Project RED: Module 4: Re-Engineering Patient Discharge: The Hospital . August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.