TITLE

Transition reduced readmission rate for COPD patients

PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
Hospital Case Management;May2010, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p71
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the program used by Saint Margaret Hospital to reduce its readmission rate for patients with primary diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia and secondary diagnosis of COPD. The program includes a redesign of the respiratory therapist work process, home visit, and education on chronic lung disease and self-management. Furthermore, it offers community classes on COPD which include nutrition, medication adherence, and the COPD action plan.
ACCESSION #
49240829

 

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