Thirty days after their hospital discharge, the 370 patients who participated in the RED program had 30 percent fewer subsequent emergency visits and readmissions than the 368 patients who did not. Nearly all (94 percent) of the patients who participated in the RED program left the hospital with a follow-up appointment with their primary care physician, compared to 35 percent for patients who did not participate.Click here to access the HFN article. Click here to access the Annals of Internal Medicine article (sub. req.).
And 91 percent of participants had their discharge information sent to their primary care physician within 24 hours of leaving the hospital.
Friday, February 06, 2009
From the Healthcare Finance News article: