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Improving Care Transitions

Preventing Avoidable Readmissions

We draw your attention to the 10 Elements of Project RED:

  1. Explicit delineation of roles and responsibilities
  2. Discharge process initiation upon admission
  3. Patient education throughout hospitalization
  4. Timely accurate information flow: From PCP Among Hospital Team Back to PCP
  5. Complete patient discharge summary prior to discharge
  6. Comprehensive written discharge plan provided to patient prior to discharge
  7. Discharge information in patient�s language and literacy level
  8. Reinforcement of plan with patient after discharge
  9. Availability of case management staff outside of limited daytime hours
  10. Continuous quality improvement of discharge processes

The following is a link to a helpful presentation titled Project RED – Reengineered Discharge Our Journey to Implementation.

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