Proposal to Implement a Model of Post-Emergency Department Care to Reduce ED/Hospital Readmissions for the Elderly

Research project

Description

Objective: To reduce the frequent ED readmissions and subsequent hospital admissions that accompany current ED discharge practices for the elderly, saving valuable resources and improving home care with no attendant increase in mortality.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/1/1312/31/15

Funding

  • Duke Endowment

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Patient Readmission
Emergency Medical Services
Home Care Services
Hospital Emergency Service
Mortality