26. Overview of Project (RED): Reengineering Hospital Discharge

Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

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Overview of Project RED: Reengineering Hospital Discharge

  • RED is a National Quality Forum (NQF) Safe Practice
  • RED can be delivered following 11 key components and using the After Hospital Care Plan (ACHP) tool
  • RED can decrease hospital use:
    • 30% overall reduction.
    • Savings of $412 per patient.
  • Success through elimination of barriers:
    • Coordination and change are challenging.
    • Providers must collaborate and work together.
  • Using health information technology (IT) to implement RED could help—
    • Improve delivery of care.
    • Further improve cost savings and build the business case.

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Page last reviewed June 2009
Internet Citation: 26. Overview of Project (RED): Reengineering Hospital Discharge: Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/readmissions/readslide26.html