An Evaluation of the Effectiveness fo a Post Discharge Telephone Program to Decrease Hospital Readmissions for Patients with Heart Failure

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/556986
Category:
Full-text
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Qualitative Study, Other
Research Approach:
Pilot/Exploratory Study
Title:
An Evaluation of the Effectiveness fo a Post Discharge Telephone Program to Decrease Hospital Readmissions for Patients with Heart Failure
Author(s):
Donaldson, Amy L.
Advisors:
Manty, JoAnn; Runewicz, Jo Ann; Hollon, John
Abstract:

The goal of this quality improvement pilot project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a post discharge telephone program to decrease 30-day hospital readmissions for patients with heart failure at one acute care hospital in Ohio. The pilot project evaluated data collected on medication reconciliation, confirmed follow up appointment, a patient medication regime, and a patient's understanding of discharge instructions through the intervention of a post discharge phone call. Thirteen patients participated; one patient had a 30-day readmission to the hospital.  The pilot demonstrated an impact to reducing readmissions in the high-risk population and identified opportunity to improve the care transition with scheduling outpatient follow up appointments and medication education prior to discharge. Consequently, recommendations were made to continue the program and to implement additional components of evidenced based practice related to improving the discharge process.

Keywords:
post discharge telephone follow up; readmission
MeSH:
Patient Readmission; Quality Improvement; Telephone
CINAHL Headings:
After Care
Repository Posting Date:
16-Jun-2015
Date of Publication:
16-Jun-2015
Citation:
Donaldson, A.L. (2015, June 16). An evaluation of the effectiveness of a post discharge telephone program to decrease hospital readmissions for patients with heart failure. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/556986
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Grantor:
Capella University
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2015

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
dc.evidence.levelQualitative Study, Otheren
dc.research.approachPilot/Exploratory Studyen
dc.titleAn Evaluation of the Effectiveness fo a Post Discharge Telephone Program to Decrease Hospital Readmissions for Patients with Heart Failure-
dc.contributor.authorDonaldson, Amy L.-
dc.contributor.advisorManty, JoAnn-
dc.contributor.advisorRunewicz, Jo Ann-
dc.contributor.advisorHollon, John-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/556986-
dc.description.abstract<p>The goal of this quality improvement pilot project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a post discharge telephone program to decrease 30-day hospital readmissions for patients with heart failure at one acute care hospital in Ohio. The pilot project evaluated data collected on medication reconciliation, confirmed follow up appointment, a patient medication regime, and a patient's understanding of discharge instructions through the intervention of a post discharge phone call. Thirteen patients participated; one patient had a 30-day readmission to the hospital.  The pilot demonstrated an impact to reducing readmissions in the high-risk population and identified opportunity to improve the care transition with scheduling outpatient follow up appointments and medication education prior to discharge. Consequently, recommendations were made to continue the program and to implement additional components of evidenced based practice related to improving the discharge process.</p>en_GB
dc.subjectpost discharge telephone follow upen_GB
dc.subjectreadmissionen_GB
dc.subject.meshPatient Readmissionen_US
dc.subject.meshQuality Improvementen_US
dc.subject.meshTelephoneen_US
dc.subject.cinahlAfter Careen
dc.date.available2015-06-16T17:50:50Z-
dc.date.issued2015-06-16-
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-16T17:50:50Z-
dc.identifier.citationDonaldson, A.L. (2015, June 16). An evaluation of the effectiveness of a post discharge telephone program to decrease hospital readmissions for patients with heart failure. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/556986en_US
dc.identifier.citationDonaldson, A.L. (2015, June 16). An evaluation of the effectiveness of a post discharge telephone program to decrease hospital readmissions for patients with heart failure. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/556986en_US
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
thesis.degree.grantorCapella Universityen_GB
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
thesis.degree.year2015en
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