Thursday, January 12, 2012

Northeast Florida Hospitals Reducing Readmissions With Nurse Intervention

Yesterday, the Florida Times Union reported on the implementation of a new discharge intervention at St. Vincent’s HealthCare. The intervention, which includes an educational component for patients in the health system, utilizes follow-up phone calls and care in an effort to reduce readmission rates among high risk patients. The intervention also includes a dedicated nurse practitioner who provides transitional care for heart failure patients, which includes home visits and follow-up calls as previously noted.

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