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Utilizing the IDEAL discharge process to prevent 30-day readmissions

Tah, Yvonne V. DNP, RN, FNP-BC; Sherrod, Dennis R. EdD, RN; Onsomu, Elijah O. PhD, MPH; Howard, Denise C. DNP, MHA, RN, FNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000602820.88055.7f
Feature: Safety Solutions: Care transitions
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This article discusses the Include, Discuss, Educate, Assess, and Listen (IDEAL) transition-of-care checklist and examines how one rehabilitation hospital implemented the concept in a quality improvement pilot with stroke patients.

In N.C., Yvonne V. Tah is a family NP at St. Mary's Medical Clinic in Charlotte and Dennis R. Sherrod, Elijah O. Onsomu, and Denise C. Howard serve as faculty members at Winston-Salem State University. Dennis R. Sherrod is also a Nursing Management editorial board member.

The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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