Novel program helps vulnerable patients avoid the emergency department and risk of hospital readmission.
Instituting electronic medical record-based appointment orders can significantly increase outpatient cardiology follow-up visits after hospital discharge, but it doesn’t necessarily lower 30-day readmissions.
The data is showing some positive results, and the nursing team continues to examine if group education for heart failure patients might improve outcomes. There are many factors.
A post-discharge disease management program for patients with COPD positively impacts 90-day readmission rates.
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