Reducing Hospital Readmissions in the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Population

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308302
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reducing Hospital Readmissions in the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Population
Author(s):
Hockin, Mariah
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Mariah Hockin, RN, BSN, hockinm@mail.gvsu.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Hospital readmissions are of primary concern in today’s healthcare setting since the level of scrutiny over rates has intensified due to high prevalence and costs.  A review of the literature clearly identifies hospital readmissions as a significant problem in today’s healthcare system.  Prior to the Patient Affordable Care Act (2010), few interventions were in place to avoid readmissions as they constituted a major portion of profit (35%) (Virkstis, Mass, Vonderhaar, Westheim, Stewart, Berkow, Matovich, 2011).  Research clearly delineates outcomes such as patient satisfaction, costs, mortality, quality of care, and varying rates of readmissions associated with hospital readmissions (Virkstis et al., 2011).  Currently, evidence is lacking that provides strong support for interventions to reduce readmissions.  However, there is beginning evidence for certain interventions, especially interventions of telephonic post-discharge follow-up.

The process of post-discharge telephonic follow-up, focusing on the COPD population, was chosen as the selected process of implementation on the specified medical unit.  Along with recommendations from hospital administrators to focus on the COPD population, the diagnosis of COPD was chosen because of the high rate of readmission and since no other intervention aimed at reducing readmissions in the COPD population has been trialed at the institution.  Through the use of this post-discharge telephonic follow-up protocol, the primary outcome of reducing readmissions is attainable.  Secondary outcomes may include increased patient satisfaction and identification of come patient concerns.

Keywords:
Interventions; COPD; Readmissions
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleReducing Hospital Readmissions in the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Populationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHockin, Mariahen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsMariah Hockin, RN, BSN, hockinm@mail.gvsu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308302-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>Hospital readmissions are of primary concern in today’s healthcare setting since the level of scrutiny over rates has intensified due to high prevalence and costs.  A review of the literature clearly identifies hospital readmissions as a significant problem in today’s healthcare system.  Prior to the Patient Affordable Care Act (2010), few interventions were in place to avoid readmissions as they constituted a major portion of profit (35%) (Virkstis, Mass, Vonderhaar, Westheim, Stewart, Berkow, Matovich, 2011).  Research clearly delineates outcomes such as patient satisfaction, costs, mortality, quality of care, and varying rates of readmissions associated with hospital readmissions (Virkstis et al., 2011).  Currently, evidence is lacking that provides strong support for interventions to reduce readmissions.  However, there is beginning evidence for certain interventions, especially interventions of telephonic post-discharge follow-up. <p>The process of post-discharge telephonic follow-up, focusing on the COPD population, was chosen as the selected process of implementation on the specified medical unit.  Along with recommendations from hospital administrators to focus on the COPD population, the diagnosis of COPD was chosen because of the high rate of readmission and since no other intervention aimed at reducing readmissions in the COPD population has been trialed at the institution.  Through the use of this post-discharge telephonic follow-up protocol, the primary outcome of reducing readmissions is attainable.  Secondary outcomes may include increased patient satisfaction and identification of come patient concerns.en_GB
dc.subjectInterventionsen_GB
dc.subjectCOPDen_GB
dc.subjectReadmissionsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:33Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:33Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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