Role of the Emergency Department in Reducing Readmissions
What is a common success strategy among teams with measurable readmission reduction results? They know that reducing readmissions is not just about using risk scores, developing good discharge plans, and making post-discharge phone calls. They know that the opportunity to reduce readmissions doesn’t stop when the patient returns to the ED – there is still time! This TA engagement will teach your team about feasible, effective strategies to reduce readmissions by including the emergency department as an intervention site. Through this interactive educational series, you will learn to expand your readmission reduction strategies to include the ED; understand the importance of asking “why” your patients/members/clients return to the ED; learn a variety of feasible, effective strategies to avoid (re) admissions from the ED. We are always interested in scaling best practices and would be happy to customize this offering for more than one organization.