Preventing avoidable rehospitalizations by understanding the characteristics of "frequent fliers"

Barbara J. Mulder, Huey-Ming Tzeng, Nancy D. Vecchioni

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Abstract

This project used chart review to evaluate 22 patients labeled as "frequent fliers," each with 4 to 8 readmissions over a 6-month period at a Michigan community hospital. The goal was to identify whether the 4 key elements identified by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for reducing rehospitalization had been put into place for these patients. It found that a clear discharge plan was only documented for 15 (68%) of the 22 patients. Better coordinated care is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-82
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • discharge planning
  • hospitalization
  • patient discharge
  • patient readmission

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  • Nursing(all)

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Preventing avoidable rehospitalizations by understanding the characteristics of "frequent fliers". / Mulder, Barbara J.; Tzeng, Huey-Ming; Vecchioni, Nancy D.

In: Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Vol. 27, No. 1, 01.01.2012, p. 77-82.

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