Skip Navigation Archive: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Archive: Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
Archival print banner

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to for current information.

Slide 32

Project RED: Re-Engineered Discharge (Staff Training)

Provides a four-module training program to help hospitals implement Project RED.

Patient Care Plan

  • Date of discharge
  • Name and contact information for physician and DA
  • Medications
  • Pending tests and results
  • Follow-up appointments
  • Calendar
  • Other orders (diet, activity, etc.)
  • Information about disease or condition
  • When to call physician or seek emergency care
  • Form for writing down questions
  • Map for locating appointments (optional)
  • Other information about your center (optional)


"The second essential structure of the RED intervention is the Patient Care Plan. The DA uses the Patient Care Plan to teach the patient at discharge and gives a copy of the completed plan to the patient or family to take home. It should not be confused with the care plan that the nursing staff uses to provide daily care while the patient is hospitalized.

This slide lists the Patient Care Plan's sections."

Page last reviewed August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 32: Project RED: Re-Engineered Discharge (Staff Training). August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.


AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care