Discharge Process


Revising the Discharge Process

Project RED (Re-Engineered Discharge) - A Randomized Controlled Trial at Boston Medical Center
CLICK HERE for a great article on the Re-engineered Discharge (RED), which is a package of services designed to minimize discharge failures. It uses patient education, comprehensive discharge planning, and post discharge telephone reinforcement. The toolkit is available at http://www.bu.edu/fammed/projectred/index.php.

If any of you are interested in trying it and want to create a sub workgroup to share challenges and discuss implementation, please e-mail Luanne MacNeill at luannem@fha.org of your interest.


Recorded Project RED Web Conference Available for Viewing -- the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Web conference, Improving Patient Safety: Implementing Re-Engineered Hospital Discharges, was originally broadcast on March 31, 2009. To access the audio presentation and view slides from this recorded event, you my register for the free Web conference at: Go to Archive. You will have the option to select either "Real Player" or "Windows Media Player," and then click on "Launch Presentation."


Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital: This guide is adapted from Project Re-Engineered Discharge (RED), which was funded by AHRQ

 
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