Simple Hospital Discharge Strategies
that Decrease Readmissions


Coordinated planning of a patient's care following a hospital or nursing home stay
can greatly affect health outcomes, likelihood of readmission and/or emergency
room visits, as well as cost to patients, providers and insurers. A discharge
management plan that integrates community resources and programs can further
ease the transition from hospital to home and improve continuity of care.

"Discharge Planning Primer: Community Collaborations to Decrease Hospital
Readmissions Risk
" profiles two aptly named discharge management efforts that
access and maximize partner resources for their populations. CHOICES is a
hospital-based case management program for older adults in Albany, N.Y., while
CASA (Community Alternative Systems Agency) in Broome County, N.Y. is a
community-based initiative that collaborates with hospitals and nursing homes
to help frail elders and young disabled adults. Both are client-centered models
in discharge planning designed to meet the physical and psycho-social needs of
their respective populations.

Pre-publication discount on Discharge Planning Guide

In this 30-page special report, "Discharge Planning
Primer: Community Collaborations to Decrease Hospital
Readmissions Risk
," Nora Baratto, manager of the
case management department at St. Peter's Hospital's
CHOICES program, and Michelle M. Berry, CASA director,
describe the coordinated approaches central to their
hospital discharge processes and the impact their
programs have had on patients' outcomes and satisfaction,
hospital readmission rates and healthcare costs. The
CHOICES program has been so well-received that St. Peterís
Hospital now makes it available to its own employees as an
elder care benefit.

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Ms. Baratto and Ms. Berry share details on the comprehensive assessments,
home visits, transition planning, and collaborative partnerships that are
integral to their discharge management processes. They provide details on:

PLUS, this report contains 14 pages of Q&A that offer practical strategies
for coping with non-compliant patients, culturally diverse populations and
breakdowns in the discharge process.

And with readmission rates affecting quality and profitability, the healthcare
industry is taking notice. In this special report, you'll also get a summary
of more than 200 responses to a non-scientific e-survey conducted by the
Healthcare Intelligence Network on how healthcare organizations are working
to reduce hospital readmissions.

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multiple copies of our reports in either print or Adobe PDF format.
We also offer a multi-user license which will provide you with the
right to install and use this information on your company's computer
network for an unlimited number of additional workstations within
your organization for a one-time fee. For more information about our
multiple-copy discount or our multi-user license, please e-mail or
contact Deirdre McGuinness at dmcguinness@hin.com


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