Hospital Readmissions - Part 1: Revolving Door Syndrome (NL0314A)
Pre-Approved for: CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CRC, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP
Credit Hours: 6
In this course we will discuss hospital readmissions, specifically how care transitions impact avoidable and unavoidable readmissions. We will discuss the methods used by hospitals, community-based clinicians, and allied health care professionals to keep patients returning to the hospital.
- Explain how care transitions impact avoidable and unavoidable readmissions
- Discuss the methods used by hospitals, community-based clinicians, and allied health care professionals to keep Medicare beneficiaries from returning to the hospital.
- Explain the multiple reasons why Medicare beneficiaries end up back in the hospital within 30 days of hospital discharge.
- Explain multiple reasons for higher readmission rates across certain regions and hospitals.
- Article 1: Hospital Readmissions - Part 1: The Revolving Door Syndrome
- Article 2: After Hospitalization: A Dartmouth Atlas Report on Readmissions Among Medicare Beneficiaries
- Section Overview
- Why are patients readmitted to the hospital?
- Making Fair Comparisons Across Regions and Hospitals
- What factors beyond discharge planning and care coordination cause hospital readmissions?
- Variation in 30-day readmission rates across academic medical centers
- Trends in 30-day readmission rates
- Trends in 30-day readmission rates at academic medical centers
- Summing up: What have we learned and how can we improve care?
- Study population
- Cohort definition
- Cohort index hospitalization
- Outcome measures
- Article 3: Hospital Readmissions from the Inside Out: Stories from Patients and Healthcare Providers
- Section Overview
- Health Care Providers
- A Patient's Story: Lincoln - Readmitted for Pneumonia
- A Patient's Story: Barbara - Readmitted for High Blood Sugar
- A Patient's Story: Eric - Readmitted for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- A Patient's Story: David - Readmitted for a Pulmonary Shutdown
- A Provider's Story: Glen - Internal Medicine, Outpatient Hospital Clinic, New York
- Appendix: Profile of Participants