|Derivation and validation of an index to predict early death or unplanned readmission after discharge from hospital to the community|
Readmissions to hospital are common, costly and often preventable. An easy-to-use index to quantify the risk of readmission or death after discharge from hospital would help clinicians identify patients who might benefit from more intensive post-discharge care. We sought to derive and validate an index to predict the risk of death or unplanned readmission within 30 days after discharge from hospital to the community
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Akron/Canton Area Agency on Aging
Regional Community-Based Care Transitions Program
Atlanta Community Based Care Transitions Program
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A National initiative led by the Society of Hospital Medicine to improve the care of patients as they transition from hospital to home. BOOST provides a wealth of materials and tools to help you optimize the discharge process at your institution.
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A Private Foundation Working Toward a High Performance Health System.
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The Hospital to Home (H2H) initiative, led by the American College of Cardiology and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is a national quality improvement campaign to reduce cardiovascular-related hospital readmissions and improve the transition from inpatient to outpatient status for individuals hospitalized with cardiovascular disease.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
An independent not-for profit-organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, IHI focuses on motivating and building the will for change; identifying and testing new models of care in partnership with both patients and health care professionals; and ensuring the broadest possible adoption of best practices and effective innovations.
Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers
INTERACT is a quality improvement program that focuses on the management fo acute change in resident condition. It includes clinical and educational tools and strategies for use in every day practice in long-term care facilities
The Chronic Care Model
The Chronic Care Model (CCM) identifies the essential elements of a health care system that encourage high-quality chronic disease care. These elements are the community, the health system, self-management support, delivery system design, decision support and clinical information systems. Evidence-based change concepts under each element, in combination, foster productive interactions between informed patients who take an active part in their care and providers with resources and expertise. The Model can be applied to a variety of chronic illnesses, health care settings and target populations. The bottom line is healthier patients, more satisfied providers, and cost savings.
National Transitions of Care Coalition
NTOCC believes that patients are at the center of care and can play an active role in improving communications and use tools to ensure effective transitions. We have brought together industry leaders who have created resources to help you better understand transitional challenges and empower you as part of the care giving team.
The Remington Report
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The Transitional Care Model
The Transitional Care Model (TCM) provides comprehensive in-hospital planning and home follow-up for chronically ill high-risk older adults hospitalized for common medical and surgical conditions