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

Notes:

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

Current as of August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 8: Project RED: Re-Engineered Discharge (Staff Training). August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/staff-training/slide8.html