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Project BOOST (Better Outcomes for Older adults through Safe Transition)
Project BOOST, created in 2008 by the Society of Hospital Medicine with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, implemented an approach to improving the hospital discharge process with the goal of decreasing readmission rates among elderly patients. This web-based toolkit will walk one through each step of designing, implementing and evaluating an intervention.
Taking Charge of Your Healthcare: Your Path to Being an Empowered Patient
Safe discharge requires clear communication and education for patients and families. Patients and families need to know the importance of prompt follow-up care, what to expect and what to do when they leave the hospital and how to plan for their immediate and longer-term needs.
Transition Coaches Reduce Readmissions for Medicare Patients With Complex Postdischarge Needs
Developed by the Care Transitions Program at the University of Colorado at Denver and AHRQ, this Solution addresses managing Medicare patients in the process of discharge to reduce readmissions. By implementing the Care Transitions Intervention program, a coach helps patients in transition from hospital to home to take an active role in their post-discharge care. As a result of implementing this program, hospitals experienced reduced readmissions and costs. This Solution requires a web browser, and Adobe Reader to view the PDF document.