Reduce Preventable Readmissions

The reduction of patient readmissions to acute care hospitals has become a national patient safety focus. In April 2011, the Obama Administration launched a new project called "Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower Costs". The project seeks to make hospital care safer, more reliable, and less costly. Two specific goals have been identified for the project:

  • Keep patients from getting injured or sicker, by reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions (HACs)by 40% by the end of 2013.
  • Help patients heal without complication, by reducing preventable hospital readmissions by 20% by the end of 2013.

The PIN is conducting this clinical improvement study in support of the national goal to reduce preventable hospital readmissions, specifically among its CAH members.

This clinical improvement study has been developed and is provided in collaboration with the MHA-Hospital Engagement Network (HEN). For more information about the MHA-HEN, contact Casey Brewington:

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AHRQ Project Red

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