Slide 6

Project RED: Re-Engineered Discharge (Staff Training)

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

Common Reasons for Avoidable Readmission — Not Diagnosis-Specific

  • Poor discharge instructions
    • Patient doesn't understand how to use medications
    • Patient doesn't learn warning signs for when to report to their physician
  • Poor information transfer
    • From hospital to primary care physician (PCP)
    • From hospital to nursing home staff
    • Lack of clarity on end-of-life care preferences


Here are a few reasons, not specific to any particular diagnosis, why readmissions may occur.

Page last reviewed August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 6: Project RED: Re-Engineered Discharge (Staff Training). August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.