Study Identifies Interventions to Limit Pediatric Readmissions
Using a systematic review process, researchers identified a handful of common factors in pediatric readmission discharge interventions for certain conditions, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Researchers retrospectively reviewed studies in the Medline and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases that looked at interventions for readmission and post-hospitalization emergency department use in pediatric patients.
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Researchers found one-on-one inpatient education by a nurse and post-discharge follow-up support were effective in decreasing readmissions in pediatric asthma patients. To decrease post-hospitalization emergency department use, family engagement during hospitalization, support after discharge and inpatient asthma education intervention with a post-discharge follow-up were effective.
Researchers suggest future studies on pediatric discharge interventions might adapt and integrate features of these effective interventions.
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