Slide 20

Project RED: Re-Engineered Discharge (Staff Training)

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

RED Checklist

Adopted by National Quality Forum as one of 30 U.S. "Safe Practices"

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 PCP.
  11. Telephone reinforcement.


"There are key components of Project RED that may be different from how we currently prepare patients for discharge. This slide lists the 11 components of Project RED."

Page last reviewed August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 20: Project RED: Re-Engineered Discharge (Staff Training). August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.