Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Discharge planning works

---if done the right way, as a multidisciplinary effort, and with sufficient effort to manage the transition from hospital to clinic. The Re-Engineered Discharge (RED project) saved approximately $400 in outcome costs per patient, as described in Hospitalist News.

This sort of thing has been described before, and is similar to the transitions team approach described by Bob Wachter here.

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