Statewide Push Aims To Slash Hospital Readmission Rates
A new statewide initiative -- called "Avoid Readmissions Through Collaboration" -- seeks to cut preventable hospital readmissions by 30% by the end of 2013. Using evidence-based practices, the collaborative will concentrate on patient needs, adapting care practices, and fostering a greater understanding of the discharge and transition process. The California HealthCare Foundation is providing support for the project. CHCF publishes California Healthline.
- "Statewide Initiative To Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates Launches in California" (Dunn, Becker's Hospital Review, 9/29).