Friday, July 29, 2011

Quality care in hospitals

Transitional care patient 'coaches' cut hospital readmissions

Typically, 20 to 25 percent of patients age 65 and older are readmitted after 30 days, according to a press release. However, with intervention, a visiting coach can help cut the rate of readmissions.

Got a complaint that is bad enough you could sue? Patient Relations must inform Risk Management, which prepares the hospital for court. Whose interests are we protecting?
Further information on the Quality of Care Committee under QCIPA can be found in the
Practice: Revisiting the Quality of Care Information Protection Act (2007)

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