IHI Seminar: Reducing Avoidable Readmissions by Improving Transitions in Care

Not only do preventable hospital readmissions create unnecessary frustration for patients, families, clinicians and staff, but they are extremely costly to the health care system. In fact, 18 percent of all Medicare hospitalizations are readmissions within 30 days of a prior discharge, accounting for $15 billion in spending in 2004.

The “revolving door” of hospital admissions is the direct result of poorly designed discharge and transition processes. IHI has a substantial track record working with health care organizations and systems to improve patient transitions and reduce the number of patients who require rehospitalization.

Join IHI for Reducing Avoidable Readmissions by Improving Transitions in Care on July 13-14, 2011, in Denver, CO, and discover how a comprehensive and reliable discharge plan along with post-discharge support can reduce readmission rates, improve health outcomes and ensure quality transitions.


Released:
05-10-2011 04:42 (EDT)