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Mitchell SE, Martin JM, Krizman K
Design and rationale for a randomized controlled trial to reduce readmissions among patients with depressive symptoms.
This study aims to examine the effectiveness of RED-D, a modified brief Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) protocol delivered as a post-discharge extension of the Re-Engineered Discharge (RED), in reducing 30-day readmissions rates and emergency department use as well as depressive symptoms for medical patients with comorbid depressive symptoms.
Citation: Mitchell SE, Martin JM, Krizman K . Design and rationale for a randomized controlled trial to reduce readmissions among patients with depressive symptoms. Contemp Clin Trials 2015 Nov;45(Pt B):151-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.08.016.
Keywords: Depression, Emergency Department, Hospital Discharge, Hospital Readmissions, Behavioral Health