Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

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On June 4, 2010, at the Florida Hospital Association Meeting, the Health Research & Educational Trust provided this presentation, "Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions," to give recent evidence of the extent and causes of avoidable hospital readmissions, describe congressional action in Patient Protection and Coverage Act, and describe support now available to help hospitals respond to heightened concern and financial pressures. This is the text version of a slide presentation.

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Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

  1. Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions
  2. The Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET)
  3. AHRQ Funds HRET to Help Hospitals
  4. Overview of Presentation
  5. Studies of Rehospitalizations
  6. How Many Readmissions are Available?
  7. Geographic Variation in Hospital Readmissions
  8. Geographic Variation in Admissions for Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions
  9. Geographic Variation in Admissions for Short Term Nursing Home Residents
  10. Geographic Variation in Admissions for Home Health Patients
  11. Conclusion: Strong Relationships between Readmission and Admission Rates
  12. What Does This Mean?
  13. Common Process Breakdowns Resulting in Potentially Avoidable Readmissions
  14. Common Process Breakdowns Resulting in Potentially Avoidable Readmissions (continued)
  15. Reported Diagnosis-specific Reasons for Avoidable Readmissions
  16. Reported Diagnosis-specific Reasons for Avoidable Readmissions (continued)
  17. Congressional Action in Health Reform to Address Avoidable Readmissions
  18. Support for Hospitals in Reducing Avoidable Readmissions
  19. HRET Leadership Guide
  20. Medicare Support for Reduction in Hospitals' Avoidable Readmission Rate
  21. Mathematica Study of Evidence of Effective Care Coordination (March 2009)
  22. Mathematica Study: Key Components of Effective Transitional Care
  23. Mathematica Study—Effective Transitional Care Intervention: Naylor et al. (2004)
  24. Mathematica Study—Effective Transitional Care Intervention: Coleman et al. (2006)
  25. Reengineered Hospital Discharge Program (Project RED) (Feb. 2009)
  26. Overview of Project (RED): Reengineering Hospital Discharge
  27. Project (RED): Principles of the Newly Re-Engineered Hospital Discharge
  28. Project RED Discharge Checklist
  29. Project RED: Automated Discharge Workflow
  30. Two Vendors Now Offer Project RED Support
  31. Other AHRQ-funded Tools that may Help Reduce Avoidable Readmissions
  32. Other AHRQ-funded Tools that may Help Reduce Avoidable Readmissions (continued)
  33. Other AHRQ-funded Tools that may Help Reduce Avoidable Readmissions (continued)
  34. Comments and Questions?
Current as of June 2009
Internet Citation: Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/readmissions/index.html