Environmental Scan of Primary Care-Based Efforts To Reduce Readmissions
While emerging literature addresses primary care-based transition programs, a gap remains in what is known in the hospital setting. To address this gap, AHRQ funded an environmental scan on the evidence-base for reducing readmissions in the primary care setting by analyzing the findings of 42 peer-reviewed articles and 30 items from the gray literature.
The scan is one product resulting from AHRQ's research in this area; other project details are at Primary Care-Based Efforts To Reduce Potentially Preventable Readmissions. For additional information, contact Eileen M. Hogan, M.P.A., Public Health Analyst, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, at Eileen.Hogan@ahrq.hhs.gov.
The project team was led by John Snow, Inc. The partners for this work included Altamed Health Services, Cambridge Health Alliance, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, and the University of Southern California Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science.
The scan was funded under AHRQ/HHS contract number HHSP233201500019I/HHSP23337002T (Accelerating Change and Transformations in Organizations and Networks III [ACTION III] task order). The findings and conclusions in this document are those of the authors, who are responsible for its content, and do not necessarily represent the views of AHRQ. No statement in this document should be construed as an official position of AHRQ or HHS.