Project RED: Re-Engineered Discharge (Staff Training)
Diagnosis-Specific Reasons for Avoidable Readmissions
- Post surgery
- Surgeons not arranging for post-surgical primary care
- Post-CABG patients, expecting to be pain free, seek readmission for angina
- Inadequate patient teaching on self care after surgery (e.g., incision care)
- Dialysis patients very vulnerable to drug therapy changes
Here are some reasons for readmissions related to patients who have undergone surgery or dialysis.
Note: This may be a good time to ask the group to offer other diagnosis-related reasons for patient readmissions.