28. Project RED Discharge Checklist

Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

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Project RED Discharge Checklist

Eleven mutually reinforcing components:

  1. Medication reconciliation.
  2. Reconcile discharge plan with national guidelines.
  3. Follow-up appointments.
  4. Outstanding tests.
  5. Post-discharge services.
  6. Written discharge plan.
  7. What to do if problem arises.
  8. Patient education.
  9. Assess patient understanding.
  10. Discharge summary sent to primary care physician (PCP).
  11. Telephone reinforcement.

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Internet Citation: 28. Project RED Discharge Checklist: Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/readmissions/readslide28.html