New Jersey Hospital Association Launches Readmissions Collaborative
Participating facilities will meet periodically, sharing data, best practices and strategies to reduce readmissions in a collaborative environment.
Goals of the initiative include:
* Understanding why patients are readmitted;
* Identifying best practices to help reduce the rate;
* Developing resources to improve care of heart failure patients;
* Creating resources for patients to better manage their heart failure; and
* Applying lessons learned to diabetics, other cardiac patients and patients with pneumonia.
Read the New Jersey Hospital Association release on readmissions.
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Following up on Heart-Failure Patients Reduces Readmission Rate
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More Than One-Third of California Inpatients Readmitted Within a Year
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