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Slide 39

Project RED: Module 1: Preparing to Redesign Your Discharge Program

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

RED Checklist

Adopted by National Quality Forum as one of 30 US "Safe Practices" (SP-15)

Eleven mutually reinforcing components:

  1. Medication reconciliation.
  2. Reconcile discharge plan with national guidelines.
  3. Follow-up appointments.
  4. Outstanding tests.
  5. Post-discharge services.
  6. Written discharge plan.
  7. What to do if problem arises.
  8. Patient education.
  9. Assess patient understanding.
  10. Discharge summary sent to PCP.
  11. Telephone reinforcement.


This slide shows the 11 components of Project RED. These are the activities that should be completed for every patient in your targeted population.

Page last reviewed August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 39: Project RED: Module 1: Preparing to Redesign Your Discharge Program. August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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