Thursday, August 18, 2011

IHI Expedition: Reducing Avoidable Readmissions

Poor coordination of care across settings results in rehospitalizations that are costly, potentially harmful, and often avoidable. Since hospital readmissions adversely affect patients, payers, and providers, the solution requires the involvement of all stakeholders across the continuum of care.

Through its work with the STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) initiative, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has seen first hand how engaging cross-continuum teams in co-designing front-line care processes and in leading the improvement work can improve care transitions and ultimately reduce avoidable rehospitalizations.

Discover the evidence-based strategies tested in hospitals nation-wide to by participating in IHI’s new Expedition, Reducing Avoidable Readmissions, beginning on September 7, 2011.

Click here to learn about INQRI researchers, Marianne Weiss and Olga Yakusheva and their compelling work on the impact of nurses on readmission.

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