Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Project Boost Aims to Curb Hospital Readmissions

In an attempt to reduce the number of preventable readmissions, hospitals are turning to program called Project Boost.

Project Boost was developed by the Society of Hospital Medicine. The project integrates the better collection and communication of information at patient discharge to avoid logistical and psychosocial problems that may lead to a patient's readmission.

Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta has reported decreased readmission rates since implementing the program.

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Source: Washington Post