Friday, May 28, 2010

Reducing Readmissions

This week INQRI's director, Mary Naylor, joined more than 200 hospital administrators, doctors, nurses and national experts for a discussion centered around developing strategies to reduce hospital readmissions in the five-county Philadelphia area.

Naylor described her transitional care model (TCM) which uses advance practice nurses to target the chronically ill elderly. This population accounts for 75 percent of Medicare costs. Using their intervention, Naylor's team reduced rehospitalizations through three months with a savings of more than $2,000/month/participant.

Click here to learn more about the event in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Click here to read about the findings of INQRI researchers at Marquette University. This team has been working to prevent unnecessary readmissions by studying what hospital-based nurses do to influence outcomes that occur after discharge from a hospital.

No comments:

Post a Comment