Reducing Rehospitalizations, Phase 1

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Hospitalizations consume nearly one-third of the $2 trillion spent on health care in the United States. At the same time, there is ample evidence that many hospitalizations--especially rehospitalizations--are preventable through a variety of means, from comprehensive hospital discharge planning and post-discharge support, to multidisciplinary disease management, patient education, and enhanced support in the home. This project is the first phase of a planned five-year demonstration project to reduce preventable rehospitalizations in three to five states or regions. In phase 1, the project team will: 1) identify and develop processes, protocols, and other tools to assist statewide initiatives in reducing rehospitalizations; 2) select the states or regions that will participate in the demonstration; and 3) map out a strategy for implementation. If this initial work proceeds satisfactorily, the Fund will be asked to support implementation in phase 2. For further information, contact Lorna Newman, Project Manager, at ReducingRehospitalizations@ihi.org

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Principal Investigator:
Amy Boutwell, M.D., M.P.P., Pat Rutherford, R.N., M.S., and Don Goldmann, M.D.
Award Amount:
$499,816.00
Approval Date:
April 15, 2008

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