As adoption of this short-form functional measurement tool surges, its utility in helping avoid needless delays before patient transfer to a skilled nursing facility underscores its value in new ways.
As long as systems have multiple people inputting and manipulating patient data, there may be issues with transitions of care. Prioritizing oversight is key.
In an effort to reduce preventable readmissions, Cleveland Clinic’s Connected Care Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) program offered provider visits to selected SNFs up to five times a week.
Reducing the rate of readmissions can be a costly proposition. This study validates the effectiveness of an easy-to-use readmission risk prediction tool in the skilled nursing facility setting that can help allocate resources effectively and keep costs down.