Preventing Avoidable Episodes (PAVE)

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Cut Readmissions with Discharge 'Passports,' Communication

Karen M. Cheung | Fierce Healthcare | December 22, 2011

Discharge planning and provider communication helped Philadelphia hospitals reduce readmissions by 7 percent, according to a report released last week by The Health Care Improvement Foundation. Most of the hospitals involved screened patients that are at risk for readmissions and provided them with checklists and reminders about medications and appointments, developing what they call "passports." Read More »