Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program: Implications for pharmacy

February 2015
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;2/1/2015, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p237
Academic Journal
The author discusses the effect of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program on hospital and strategies used by pharmacy departments to reduce hospital readmission rates. Topics discussed include how the hospital's readmission rate is determined through a discharge data from a minimum of 25 cases for the preceding 3 years ad the Project RED (Re-engineered Discharges) developed at Boston University Medical Center which offers a 12-step process to standardize discharge planning and education.


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