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Slide 36

Project RED: Re-Engineered Discharge (Staff Training)

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

Pending Tests and Results

  • Obtains information about tests and studies completed and still-pending results
  • Adds pending test results to the designed spot on the Patient Care Plan, including which clinician is responsible for getting final results
  • Points out where the information is on the Patient Care Plan
  • Encourages patient to discuss tests with PCP

Notes:

"When tests are not completed or test results are unknown at discharge, significant information may be overlooked and can lead to untreated conditions. The DA obtains information about pending tests or test results and adds it to the Patient Care Plan to prompt the patient to ask about tests and test results during follow-up appointments."

Page last reviewed August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 36: Project RED: Re-Engineered Discharge (Staff Training). August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/staff-training/slide36.html

 

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