The purpose of this article is to describe an “At Risk Care Plan.” The goal of an At Risk Care Plan is to improve safety and quality care by proactively anticipating individual safety and care needs of patients at risk and to communicate those needs to the health care team. This innovative intervention has dramatically reduced hospital readmissions, costs, and adverse events for high-risk adult inpatients in a small community hospital.
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Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio.
Correspondence: Jan Bahle, MSN, RN, CVN, CTTS, Robinson Memorial Hospital, 6847 N Chestnut St, Ravenna, OH 44266 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
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Accepted for publication: September 22, 2014
Published ahead of print: December 20, 2014