Slide 8

Project RED: Re-Engineered Discharge (Staff Training)

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

Diagnosis-Specific Reasons for Avoidable Readmissions

  • COPD, pneumonia
    • Patients not getting home health benefits
    • Pneumonia readmissions may reflect need for end-of-life care
  • Cardiac care
    • Cardiologists not arranging followup for heart failure patients
    • Readmissions higher for heart failure patients with behavioral problems


Here are some reasons for readmissions that are related to patients with pulmonary and cardiac conditions. Do these reasons exist at our hospital?

Page last reviewed August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 8: Project RED: Re-Engineered Discharge (Staff Training). August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.