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A Project to Reengineer Discharges Reduces 30-Day Readmission Rates

Markley, Jennifer BSN, RN; Andow, Vanessa BHA; Sabharwal, Karen MPH; Wang, Ziyin PhD; Fennell, Emilie MPA; Dusek, Ron

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: July 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 7 - p 55–64
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000431922.47547.eb
Cultivating Quality

A Texas hospital achieves improvement in its readmission rate by implementing Project RED.

How a Texas hospital improved its readmission rate by implementing Project RED.

Jennifer Markley is director of quality improvement, Karen Sabharwal is senior analytic consultant, Vanessa Andow is program manager for readmissions, Ziyin Wang is lead data analyst, Ron Dusek is a communications specialist, and Emilie Fennell is director of communications and external relations, all at TMF Health Quality Institute in Austin, TX. Contact author: Emilie Fennell, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

The analyses upon which this publication is based were performed under contract number HHSM-500-2008-TX9THC, funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government. The authors assume full responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the ideas presented. 9SOW-TX-CT-11-29.

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