Publication Date

4-25-2020

Document Type

Essay

First Advisor

Sabio, Cristan

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Department

School of Nursing and Health Studies

Abstract

When a patient is readmitted within 30 days of discharge, the hospital is required to pay for the hospitalization, and the patient is at risk for poor outcomes. Many factors can increase a patient’s risk for readmission, including culture, fall risk, age, and social factors. Many hospitals have created a system to combat and reduce 30-day readmissions. These methods include assessing patient’s acuity for readmission, using home visits or phone calls, remote monitoring, creating better environments for workers, and more. The results of this literary review emphasize the need to assess patients for their readmission risk and the effectiveness of implementing programs to reduce readmission in hospitals, no matter how basic.

Extent

14 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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